We're sorry Aspose doesn't work properply without JavaScript enabled.

Free Support Forum - aspose.com

BIFF7 (Excel 95) Unopenable


I know from looking around that BIFF7 file format is not supported by Aspose.Cells. However, one of the people who uses this product in the office uses Excel 95 files almost exclusively.

I suspect, since the technology is so old, that Aspose.Cells has no plans to ever support that file format. Excel automation is not an option for me, however, and it's unlikely that the user will be likely to convert the files by re-saving them. I suppose the main question here is this:

Since Aspose.Cells does not support BIFF7, do you know of any method besides Excel Automation or re-saving in Excel to convert the files? I'd prefer some automatic method that is feasible from VB.NET.


Thanks for considering Aspose.

Well, frankly speaking I also don't find any other altervative which can support BIFF7 file format except using Office Automation or Saving As the file to BIFF8 (Excel 97 - Excel 2007) file format.

Any how we will check if we have other alternatives.

Thank you.


We recommend you to kindly try upgrading to and use latest version of the product which includes support for older BIFF7 (Excel 95/5.0 - 2003 Workbook) formats with enhancements now:

Also, see the document for supported input and output file formats by Aspose.Cells: