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Old June 5th 20, 09:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Pamela[_3_]
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My Excel 2003 (version 11) on WinXP has been playing up and I don't have the
installation CD to do a repair.

Is there an alternative I can install which will read .XLS spreadsheets?

I seem to recall various open office suites but I don't know which will
install on XP.
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Old June 5th 20, 10:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 at 21:35:10, Pamela wrote:
My Excel 2003 (version 11) on WinXP has been playing up and I don't have the
installation CD to do a repair.

Is there an alternative I can install which will read .XLS spreadsheets?

I seem to recall various open office suites but I don't know which will
install on XP.


I think most of them would originally; the current versions may not, but
you should be able to find an earlier version that will, and those
earlier versions are still likely to be able to read .xls (perhaps not
..xlsx or .docx).

You may also find a 2003 Office CD somewhere (-:.
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Old June 5th 20, 10:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ralph Fox
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On Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:35:10 +0100, Pamela wrote:

My Excel 2003 (version 11) on WinXP has been playing up and I don't have the
installation CD to do a repair.

Is there an alternative I can install which will read .XLS spreadsheets?

I seem to recall various open office suites but I don't know which will
install on XP.



Apache OpenOffice says that it runs on XP.
https://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/sys_reqs_aoo41.html


An older version of LibreOffice ran on XP, but apparently the latest
version does not.
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/195699/why-libreoffice-suggest-to-upgrade-to-615-on-windows-xp/
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/184576/why-is-it-that-libreoffice-no-longer-supports-windows-xp-or-windows-vista/



Disclaimer: I have never tried to run either of these office suites on XP.


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Old June 5th 20, 11:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 22:01:30 +0100, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

You may also find a 2003 Office CD somewhere (-:


Along those lines, there are hints here which worked for me for Office 2007
o SOLVED: How to download an ISO image for Office 2007 Pro in the year 2018
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/7ru4_AyhPCY
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Old June 6th 20, 12:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Pamela[_3_]
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On 23:42 5 Jun 2020, Arlen Holder said:

On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 22:01:30 +0100, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

You may also find a 2003 Office CD somewhere (-:


Along those lines, there are hints here which worked for me for Office
2007 o SOLVED: How to download an ISO image for Office 2007 Pro in the
year 2018

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...indowsxp.gener
al/7ru4_AyhPCY


What an outstanding post although the linked images are no longer there.
It's exactly that sort of marathon I want to avoid.

Nor will I download an unofficial ISO on account of the trojans and malware
it might contain.
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Old June 6th 20, 07:14 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Pamela wrote:
My Excel 2003 (version 11) on WinXP has been playing up and I don't have the
installation CD to do a repair.

Is there an alternative I can install which will read .XLS spreadsheets?

I seem to recall various open office suites but I don't know which will
install on XP.


Office 2003 probably isn't on a server any more.

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

"This tool allows an easy and comfortable way to download
genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 disk images (ISO)
directly from Microsoft's servers, as well as
Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016, Office 2019,
Expression Studio and Office for Mac."

This site can give some leads, filenames to look for and so on.
To read all postings, you have to be a member. They've posted
plenty of breadcrumbs in the past, MD5/SHA1/SHA256 checksums
and so on.

https://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...il-isos.24718/

I don't know my Office taxonomy well enough, to know which one
will suit your needs. For example, is OfficeSTD where your Excel
came from ?

h**p://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/3/6233A257-16BD-4C8D-BF4C-6FA59AF9213A/OfficeSTD.exe

Then you'd fix up the URL and look for that on archive.org .
I'm downloading this right now... Slowly. 227,190,984 bytes

https://web.archive.org/web/2019*/ht.../OfficeSTD.exe

You can look inside EXE files like that archive, using 7-ZIP.
Install 7-ZIP, right-click the file and you can look inside and
see the .cab files, the setup.exe and so on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Zip

Microsoft is pretty good about takedowns and cleanups, and sometimes
if I post a reference like that, it means "death to the upload". I
lost a useful upload once before, by posting it a few times and
then it got zorched. And it was a "nothing-burger" in importance,
hardly worth their automated wrath.

Since that is an automatic archival operation, and not a "hacker upload",
that's already a trusted item.

*******

The only reason to hunt down the Real McCoy, is because of
VB macros or such-like. Some spreadsheets with custom macros,
the macros would not run on LO or OO. I'm not an Excel person,
but I understand you can add what are almost EXEs to a spreadsheet
to do nifty/dangerous things. If you want to process neutered spreadsheets,
then LO would probably be just fine, for the usage of Calc.
For WinXP, you'd have to figure out what the last version
for WinXP was, as the current LO is unlikely to be suitable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice

Paul
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Old June 6th 20, 03:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ian Jackson[_4_]
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In message , Pamela
writes
On 23:42 5 Jun 2020, Arlen Holder said:

On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 22:01:30 +0100, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

You may also find a 2003 Office CD somewhere (-:


Along those lines, there are hints here which worked for me for Office
2007 o SOLVED: How to download an ISO image for Office 2007 Pro in the
year 2018

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...indowsxp.gener
al/7ru4_AyhPCY


What an outstanding post although the linked images are no longer there.
It's exactly that sort of marathon I want to avoid.

Nor will I download an unofficial ISO on account of the trojans and malware
it might contain.


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Old June 6th 20, 04:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ian Jackson[_4_]
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In message , Ralph Fox
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On Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:35:10 +0100, Pamela wrote:

My Excel 2003 (version 11) on WinXP has been playing up and I don't have the
installation CD to do a repair.

Is there an alternative I can install which will read .XLS spreadsheets?

I seem to recall various open office suites but I don't know which will
install on XP.



Apache OpenOffice says that it runs on XP.
https://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/sys_reqs_aoo41.html


An older version of LibreOffice ran on XP, but apparently the latest
version does not.

https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/quest...ffice-suggest-
to-upgrade-to-615-on-windows-xp/

https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/quest...that-libreoffi
ce-no-longer-supports-windows-xp-or-windows-vista/

Disclaimer: I have never tried to run either of these office suites on XP.

Open Office 4 works on XP.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/archive.html
Libre Office 5 also works - but you'll probably have to download it from
one of the trustworthy alternative websites, eg:
https://www.filehorse.com/download-l...fice-32/21712/
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Old June 7th 20, 06:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
JJ[_11_]
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On Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:35:10 +0100, Pamela wrote:
My Excel 2003 (version 11) on WinXP has been playing up and I don't have the
installation CD to do a repair.

Is there an alternative I can install which will read .XLS spreadsheets?

I seem to recall various open office suites but I don't know which will
install on XP.


Use Gnumeric.
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Old June 7th 20, 07:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ralph Fox
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On Mon, 8 Jun 2020 00:12:11 +0700, JJ wrote:
On Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:35:10 +0100, Pamela wrote:

My Excel 2003 (version 11) on WinXP has been playing up and I don't have the
installation CD to do a repair.

Is there an alternative I can install which will read .XLS spreadsheets?

I seem to recall various open office suites but I don't know which will
install on XP.


Use Gnumeric.



Windows builds of Gnumeric were discontinued in 2014.

| Aug 2014
|
| Discontinuing Windows Builds
|
| Effectively immediately we have stopped releasing and distributing
| binaries for Windows. There are too many crashes that have all the
| signs of being from Gtk+ and lower parts of the stack. We do not have
| the means and time to debug Gtk+. Volunteers are welcome to take up
| the effort.


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