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  • Converting the XLS file into XLSX (and conversely)
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Saves an XLS/XLSX document. The saved document remains open. To close it, you must use <xlsDocument variable>.Close.
MyWorksheet is xlsDocument
FileName is string
FileName = fSelect(fExeDir(), "", ...
"Select a file...", ...
"All files (*.*)" + TAB + "*.*", "*", fselOpen + fselExist)
IF FileName = "" THEN RETURN
MyWorksheet = xlsOpen(FileName, xlsWrite)
// Write OK in the A25 cell
MyWorksheet[25,"A"] = "OK"
// Save
<Result> = <XLS document>.Save([<File path> [, <Password>]])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if saved successfully,
  • False otherwise.
<XLS document>: xlsDocument variable
Name of the variable of type xlsDocument to be used.
<File path>: Optional character string
Full path and name of the XLS file.

If this parameter is specified, the file is saved at the specified location (the existing file is overwritten if necessary).
  • If the file is saved successfully, the File property of the xlsDocument variable contains <File path>. The XLS file remains opened.
  • IF the XLS document is saved with a path that differs from the initial one (corresponds to "Save as"), the source file is closed, the document is saved in the new file and the new XLS file remains opened.
If this parameter is not specified, the path specified in the File property of the xlsDocument variable will be used.
<Password>: Optional character string
Password to use to protect the XLS file at opening. This password must be specified to open the XLS file.

Converting the XLS file into XLSX (and conversely)

To convert an XLS file into XLSX (and conversely), all you have to do is modify the extension in <File path>.
Caution: The conversion loses the merging of the cells, the charts, the drawings, ...
Component: wd290xls.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 24
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Last update: 06/21/2023

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