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Question: Support of old Excel versions


We have a customer using old Excel files like the attached one. My question is: do you have any plans of supporting such formats in the future?
And is there any workaround that you can recommend for handling this?


Hi Vassil,

Thank you for contacting Aspose support.

I am afraid, Aspose.Cells APIs do not support the Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook format and probably will never support this legacy format. Please note, Aspose.Cells APIs only support BIFF8 and greater file formats. Regarding the workaround, unfortunately, we cannot suggest a dynamic way to directly load such files with Aspose.Cells APIs, however, if you can load these files with Excel application to re-save them in some newer/recent formats then you can process the resultant spreadsheets with Aspose.Cells APIs.