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.XLSM File Extension

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File TypeExcel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet

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CategorySpreadsheet Files


This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.


Macro-enabled spreadsheet created by Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program; contains worksheets of cells arranged by rows and columns as well as embedded macros programmed in the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language; saved in the Open XML format introduced in Microsoft Office 2007.

More Information

XLSM files are .XLSX files, but with macros enabled. They may be opened with Excel 2007 or later, or by previous versions of Excel with Open XML component support. For security reasons, Excel does not enable macros by default.

NOTE: Excel will not execute macros in XLSX files, even if they contain macro code. They must first be saved as XLSM files.

Programs that open XLSM files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Excel 2016
Corel Quattro Pro X7
Microsoft Excel 2016
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Updated 2/10/2015

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