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What are XLSM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an XLSM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your XLSM files.

What is an XLSM file?

An .XLSM file is a Microsoft Excel Open XML Format Spreadsheet 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.

How to open XLSM files

We have identified one XLSM opener that is compatible with this specific type of XLSM file.

Programs that open Microsoft Excel Open XML Format Spreadsheet files

Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft ExcelVerified

Last updated: May 27, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of XLSM files. Remember, different programs may use XLSM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeVerified
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
TableauTableauUser submitted
PlanMakerPlanMakerUser submitted
PlanMaker ViewerPlanMaker ViewerUser submitted
Quantitative Micro Software EViewsQuantitative Micro Software EViewsUser submitted
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