XLS to CSV - Convert document online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
How to convert XLS to CSV:
1. Click the "Choose Files" button to select multiple files on your computer or click the "URL" button to choose an online file from URL, Google Drive or Dropbox.
2. Choose a target document format. The target document format can be PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, HTML, TXT, CSV, RTF, ODT, ODS, ODP, XPS or OXPS. A target format can only be converted from certain document formats. For example: It can convert DOC to DOCX, but it can't convert DOC to XLSX. When choosing a target format, it will list what source formats can be converted to the target format.
3. Click the "Convert Now!" button to start batch conversion. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to cloud storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
XLS vs CSV:
|Full name||Microsoft Excel Binary File Format||Comma-Separated Values|
|Developed by||Microsoft||Informational RFC|
|Type of format||Spreadsheet||Multi-platform, serial data streams|
|Introduction||Microsoft Excel up until 2007 version used a proprietary binary file format called Excel Binary File Format (.XLS) as its primary format. Excel 2007 uses Office Open XML as its primary file format, an XML-based format that followed after a previous XML-based format called "XML Spreadsheet".||In computing, a comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. The use of the comma as a field separator is the source of the name for this file format.|
|Technical details||OpenOffice.org has created documentation of the Excel format. Since then Microsoft made the Excel binary format specification available to freely download.||The CSV file format is not standardized. The basic idea of separating fields with a comma is clear, but that idea gets complicated when the field data may also contain commas or even embedded line-breaks. CSV implementations may not handle such field data, or they may use quotation marks to surround the field.|
|Associated programs||Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Kingsoft Office, Google Docs.||Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc|
|Wikipedia||XLS on Wikipedia||CSV on Wikipedia|