Open xlsm file

xlsm file icon Did your computer fail to open xlsm file? We explain what xlsm files are and recommend software that we know can open your xlsm files.

What is xlsm file?

Files with xlsm extension are used for workbooks of spreadsheets created in Microsoft Excel that also include macros, that enhance the functionality of the spreadsheet but some automation features. Other spreadsheets might open xlsm files as well, however they most likely wont be able to use the Excel specific formatting and macros.

xlsm file description

File extension xlsm is associated with Microsoft Excel, one of the most popular and powerful tool you can use to create format spreadsheets, graphs and much more.

The xlsm files are used in Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 for Workbooks, spreadsheet document files.

They serve the same purpose as the xlsx Microsoft Excel Open XML workbook files, but also contain additional macros and VBA scripts.

These files also use the new file extensions and file formats for Excel Spreadsheets based on Open XML data format. xlsm files use ZIP compression for smaller file sizes.

MIME types:
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet

Software that will open xlsm file

Microsoft Excel

A popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite

Microsoft Excel for Mac

A popular spreadsheet application from the Microsoft Office suite


What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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