Microsoft Excel file is not supported on Excel 2008 for Mac

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I have a Microsoft Excel file from college and I am unable to open it on my MAC. To all my colleagues works fine, but on my MAC I have this error message. If I click Open as Read-Only button the file shows like is empty. I need this file for a project so can anyone please help me to fix this ? Why I am the only one that can’t open this file ? I will have problems with another excel file in the future ?

Regards !

This workbook contains content that is not supported by Excel 2008 for Mac.

• Data Bar-based data filters

• Top 10 data filters

• Color-based data filters

• Icon-based data filters

• Structured references

• Excel tables

• Table styles

• More than one filter on a sort

To view the unsupported content in the file, you can open the workbook as read-only. However. If you change and then save the workbook, unsupported content will not be saved.

Cancel Open as Read-Only

Answered By 70 points N/A #183244

Microsoft Excel file is not supported on Excel 2008 for Mac



This problem is occurring because of the MS Office version. The later version of MS Office, the better and improver documents. The file might have been created with later version of MS Office, for example, Office 2010 or 2013. The file might be on XLSX format which contains improver data and your old version of Office supports only XLS.

Here, from this online converter, you’ll be able to convert your file from XLSX to XLS. Then your file will surely open.

Also, if possible, get MS Office 2011 for Mac.

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