Batch convert thousands of Excel files in minutes. Excel Converter is an application written in macro coding within a Microsoft Office Excel workbook. It allows you to perform any file conversion or file upgrade that Excel would normally be capable of doing, but in a fully automated batch process. Most importantly, conversions are performed natively --- converting to a Microsoft file from within a Microsoft product. Other converters use non-Microsoft processes and algorithms, which can create problematic files that can cause problems later down the road. Automated xlsx/xlsm switching. Allow the application to decide whether to assign a xlsx or xlsm file extension based on whether the Excel file contains macros. Easy Office upgrading. A common use for this application will be for users who have recently upgraded to a newer version of Microsoft Office and wish to convert their Excel files from an earlier Office format. Bi-directional conversions allowed. While many users will need to upgrade from older to newer Excel formats, others may have a requirement to do just the reverse and convert from newer to older. You have the capability from going from Excel 2010 or 2007 to Excel 97-2003 or Excel 5.0/95. Optional pre-conversion workbook analysis. In order to provide the user with a reliable method of ascertaining potential complications, Excel Converter incorporates a powerful means of examining large numbers of workbooks and reporting on all relevant internal properties. Context-sensitive help file assistance. The Excel Converter application includes a Microsoft Help File that is fully accessible by simply clicking on any item for which the user requires additional information. The download zip file contains versions for Excel Office 2007 or Excel Office 2010.
What's new in this version:
Automated XLS to XLSM / XLSX switching based on the presence of macros.
Easy to follow stepped process for conversion. Good indexed help file that had a lot of useful information about the conversion process generally, problems to avoid, etc.
Could have been a bit faster. I suppose that is because it is actually performing the conversion process inside of Excel with vba code.
I bought the licensed version and had good luck with it. My work recently upgraded to Office 2010 and we had several thousand Excel files that needed to get converted from Excel 2003 and even some legacy files going way back to 95 and earlier. So I was able to get the whole project done pretty fast using the batch processing capability of the program. The best part for me was the feature that allows automatic saving of either a XLSM or XLSX file depending on whether there are macros inside the workbook. When my boss first scoped the conversion project we weren't sure how we were going to do that. Even though the project is done now, I will keep the program because it has a cool feature that lets you get a report on all the properties of however many Excel files you want to examine. This helped us figure out our Excel inventory (things like which were password protected, which had macros, which had certain worksheet names, file size, etc.) This allowed us to create an intelligent strategy on how to migrate our files to a new directory structure after converting.