CNET Editors' review
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.
From Batchwork Software:
Batch XLSX to XLS Converter is an ultra fast Excel XLS to XLSX, XLSX to XLS batch converter. It supports powerful search for a lot of files and Drag and Explorer Context. Simple interface allows you to stop or pause and continue converting in any time and you can save your conversion work in a project file (.batch-doc2chm) for re-use.
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All versions:1.6 stars
out of 14 votes
Current version:1.0 stars
out of 1 votes
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"Don't download it."
Version: Batch XLSX to XLS Converter 2011.3.310.1347
I didn't get that far. I thought it was a 2 meg download; it linked to a 37 meg download. The regular MS converter which works well for is 27 megs and didn't force unwanted extras down my throat.
Even though I said to not install Bing or any other extra, it shoved the bing search window plus the bing search tool bar down my throat.
If you like Bing and your computer disregarding the options you select, the converter program may function for you. The faulty install procedure alone scared me off. I didn't see a zero star option here, or I would have marked it instead of 1.
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