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Having been forced to use Office 365, (Excel 2016) how do I

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Having been forced to use Office 365, (Excel 2016) how do I read my old*.XLS files?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 6 months ago.

Hello,
I am the person that will be helping you today.

You can access the old .XLS files with no problem. You may open them from within the Excel 2016 application. Are you saying that you are not able to do so?

I will be standing by, looking forward to your response.

Thank you,
Jason

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm saying that I don't know how, How about some transparent instruction..
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 6 months ago.

I am sorry for the confusion. You can simply right click the .XLS file, choose Open With > Excel 2016 or you can choose to open the file from within Excel 2016 in the same way that you open any file in any program. If you wish, I can remote into your system and quickly show you how to do so.

Thank you,

Jason

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I remember when Dbase 3 and Symphony became obsolete when they lost their backward compatibility. It is frustrating when you can't read your old files.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What "unclaimed" offer do I still have?
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 6 months ago.

I recall using that older application. But you will still be able to edit the XLS files with Office 365/2016. The unclaimed offer is the offer for me to remote into your system and show you how to fix the problem.

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