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Convert Excel files

Turn Excel files into newer file types with this program.

Batch XLSX to XLS Converter provides a simple tool for converting Excel file types. The program's layout is basic enough for any skill level to have success with.

The program's interface struck us as drastically different from other converters we'd tested. It was so basic--only containing a few commands--that we found experimenting for a few seconds was more helpful than reading the instructional Help file. The program avoided the pitfalls of other converters by not allowing us multiple options for conversion. We liked that XLS files were converted to XLSX files and vice versa, with no opportunities to change this process. We enjoyed the freedom to choose single files, multiple files, or entire folders for conversion. We expected the conversion to happen instantly, but it actually took almost a minute. However, this wasn't a huge inconvenience, especially since the test files all went to their intended destinations and kept all their data. The program also offered a nice special feature, its search engine, which helped us track down missing files. We were confident that even users who had never converted a file would move effortlessly through this program.

Batch XLSX to XLS Converter comes with a seven-day trial. While not as fast as we hoped, the program is still a great conversion tool and we recommend it.

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