How to open XLSM files

Did your computer fail to open a XLSM file? We explain what XLSM files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a XLSM file?

Files that contain the .xlsm file extension are files that contain macro-enabled spreadsheet files that have been created with the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet application.

XLSM worksheets contain cells that are arranged in columns and rows. The spreadsheets with the .xlsm file extension also use embedded macros that have been programmed into the worksheet contained in the file.

The XLSM file format can only be used with the 2007 and later versions of Microsoft Excel. These versions of Excel use the Open XML format, which allows the creation of the XLSM files. Previous versions of Excel were unable to create XLSM macro-enabled worksheets.

Software that will open, convert or fix XLSM files

These apps are known to open certain types of XLSM files. Since many different programs may use XLSM files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific XLSM file.

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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with XLSM-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!