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Hi :)
The ODF (= Open Document Format) for spreadsheets is .odS the .odT is for
text-based documents.

LibreOffice can open Microsoft formats such as .xlsx and .xls for
spreadsheets.  The older format, the .xls, is the better one because it has
stopped constantly changing in every release of MS Office.

With .xlsx you can never be sure how messed-up it might be, although it
does have the advantage that it can handle advanced features (of MS Office)
that almost no-one uses - although pretty much everyone thinks they use
them because they don't understand that what is routine and basic for a
computer is often complicated and tricky for humans.

However it is worth noting that it is MS Office that has troubles coping
with almost any formats (even with MS formats) whereas LibreOffice can
usually handle pretty much anything.

So the person sending you the file doesn't have to worry about trying to
understand what they are doing and can just send you a file they saved in
the normal way they save anything.

Regards from
a Tom :)

On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:53 Peggy, <33marliz@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks to all of you for helping me to understand how it works.
Unfortunately, when I tried to open the file with (what I thought was
Writer but was any of them as I now understand) it was saved with the SLSX
extenstion, LibreOffice gave me a message that the file was corrupt. I
selected the try to fix option, but they couldn't repair it. I had another
option to save the file in the .odt extension, but that didn't work either,
so it must be the file itself that is the problem. I'll contact the creator
of the file.

It was worth it to understand yet a little more about LibreOffice!

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:12 AM, M Henri Day <mhenriday@gmail.com> wrote:

Den fre 10 aug. 2018 kl 15:19 skrev Peggy <33marliz@gmail.com>:

Sorry. I meant 6.0.6. With Win 7 Pro, although I have a new computer on
the
way with Win 10 (probaby Home verson). This was the first time I wanted
to
use anything but LibreWriter, so when I couldn't find "Calc"
or any of the other ones like "Draw" or "Base" I downloaded the newest
version (besides the one for early adopters) hoping all the modules
would
be there.
I didn't see anything about having to download them separately.

Thanks for replying!


Peggy, you certainly shouldn't have to download and install the six LO
modules - Base, Calc, Draw, Impress, Math, Writer - seperately  ; if
you've
downloaded the installation package for LibreOffice 6.0.6.2 for Windows
from the LO site and then installed it, when you click the Windows 7 menu
icon at the left of your taskbar, and then select Ā«All ProgramsĀ» you
should
see a folder-like icon for LibreOffice 6.0. Clicking that will open to 8
applications : LibreOffice, LibreOffice (Safe Mode), Base, Calc, Draw,
Impress, Math, and Writer. Clicking on any of these should launch that
particular application. Does performing the above lead to a different
outcome for you ?...

Henri


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