When you click a file that is stored on a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 website, you receive the following message:
Open Document You are about to open: Name: < filename> From: < sitename> How would you like to open this file?
Or, you receive the following message when you double-click a file that is stored in Windows Live SkyDrive to view the file in Office Web Apps:
File Download Do you want to open or save this file? Name: < filename> Type: < File Type> From: livefilestore.com Issue 2
You cannot preview a XLS file in a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 website.
This issue occurs because the operation that you requested in the Office Web Apps does not support the file format of the file.
This issue occurs because Office Web Apps 2013 does not support previewing XLS file.
To view or edit the file by using Office Web Apps, open the file in Microsoft Office Excel 2010, in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010, or in Microsoft Office Word 2010, and then save the file by using one of the supported formats. The following table shows the recommended file formats for the Office Web Apps.
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Product File format Microsoft Excel 2010 Web App Excel Workbook (*.xlsx) Excel Workbook Binary (*.xlsb) Microsoft Word 2010 Web App Word Document (*.docx) Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Web App PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx) Issue 2
To preview an XLS file by using Microsoft Excel 2013 Web App, open the file in Excel 2010 or Microsoft Excel 2013, and then save the file as one of the supported formats. The following table shows the recommended file formats for the Excel 2013 Web App.
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Product File format Microsoft Excel 2013 Web App Excel Workbook (*.xlsx) Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook (.xlsm) Notes If you save an XLS file that contains macros as an .xlsx file, the macro will not be saved. Macros will not run in Excel 2013 Web App.
To view or edit in the Office Web Apps products, use the following table to check which file formats are supported.
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File format View in Word Web App Edit in Word Web App Open XML (.docx) Yes Yes Binary (.doc) Yes Yes, Word Web App converts the .doc file to a .docx file to allow you to edit the file but you must save the file in as a .docx file to save your changes. Macro (.docm) Yes Yes, but macros do not work. Templates (.dotm, .dotx) Yes No, you must open the template in the client. Other file formats (.dot, .mht, .mhtml, htm, .html, .odt, .rtf, .txt, .xml, .wps, .wpd) No No Microsoft Excel Collapse this table Expand this table
File format View in Excel Web App Edit in Excel Web App Open XML (.xlsx) Yes Yes Binary (.xlsb) Yes Yes Binary (.xls) Yes on SkyDrive Not on SharePoint Yes on SkyDrive. Not on SharePoint. Macro (.xlsm) Yes Yes. However, you are prompted to create a copy of the file that has the macros removed when you save the changes that you have made. Other file formats (.xltx, .xltm, .xlam, .xlm, .xla, .xlt, .xml, .xll, .xlw,ods, .prn, .txt, .csv, .mdb, .mde, .accdb, .accde, .dbc, .igy, .dqy, .rqy, .oqy, .cub, .uxdc, .dbf, .slk, .dif, .xlk, .bak, .xlb) No No Microsoft PowerPoint Collapse this table Expand this table
File format View in PowerPoint Web App Edit in PowerPoint Web App Open XML (.pptx, .ppsx) Yes Yes Binary (.ppt, .pps) Yes Yes, PowerPoint Web App converts the .ppt or .pps file to a .pptx or .ppsx file to allow you to edit the file but you must save the file in as a .pptx or .ppsx file to save your changes. Macro (.pptm, .potm, .ppam, .potx, .ppsm) Yes No Other file formats (.pot, .htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml, .txt, .rtf, .wpd, .wps, .ppa, .odp, .thmx) No No
Article ID: 2028380 - Last Review: June 21, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to Microsoft Excel Web App Microsoft Word Web App Microsoft PowerPoint Web App
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