Conversion issue in Excel 2004

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  1. erikron macrumors newbie

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    My mom uses Excel 2004 and after finishing up with a spreadsheet accidentally saved it as an Excel 2008 doc. Now, when she attempts to open it, it just shows up as gibberish? Any way to salvage it, or is it a lost cause?
     
  2. jaduff46 macrumors regular

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    Email it to someone with Excel 2008 or later, have them save it Excel 97-2004 format (save as ...) and email it back to her.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Microsoft has a free tool, the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac, that will convert your Excel 2008 file to Excel 2004.
     

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