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Microsoft KB Archive/174139

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XL97: Microsoft Excel 97 Viewer Cannot Open Lotus Files

Article ID: 174139

Article Last Modified on 7/4/2007


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174139


You cannot use Microsoft Excel 97 Viewer to open files that are created in Lotus 1-2-3. If you try to open a file created in Lotus 1-2-3, you receive the following error message:

Microsoft Excel Viewer cannot open files of this type.

Microsoft Excel Viewer for Windows 95, version 7.0, can open files created in Lotus 1-2-3 versions 5.0 and earlier.


To determine which version of Microsoft Excel Viewer you are using, click About Excel Viewer on the Help menu.

For more information about the Microsoft Excel Viewer, visit the following Microsoft Web page:

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