XLSM File Type- The quick facts
What are XLSM files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an XLSM file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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
Last updated: December 15, 2021
Suggest another file format using extension XLSM
While we know of one file format using the .XLSM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .XLSM file.
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.