This application lets you convert Excel files to other file formats. It is more advantageous to use this tool instead of the default functions of the MS Excel program when you need to convert Excel files, especially because of major differences such as the following: this application offers much higher conversion speed, it can convert multiple files at once and it supports more file formats and file types than most editions of Excel do. It can convert XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, CSV or TXT files to a large variety of formats (including HTM, HTML, PDF, TXT, CSV, and many more).
Though it doesn’t look exactly modern or elegant, its interface is pretty neat and intuitive. It can be used by beginners without any hassle. It claims to work perfectly fine without requiring MS Excel to be installed, but my attempt to convert XLS to PDF was unsuccessful because my system seemed to lack a certain MS Excel add-in.
A remarkable advantage of this application is the fact that it offers additional manipulation and editing functions for the XLS and CSV files, such as copying and moving sheets or separate data or merging spreadsheets or entire files. The conversion configurations and the ongoing conversion tasks can be saved for being used or resumed at a later time. There’s also support for running this tool with command line arguments.
In conclusion, Convert XLS is a handy tool that makes converting Excel files a simple, fast and effective job. Unfortunately, its high price can discourage many users from even trying it.
- Using it is pretty easy.
- Supports a decently high amount of different file types and formats.
- Batch converting possibilities
- Dull-looking, old-fashioned interface.
- Very expensive.
- Requires an add-in for MS Excel in order to convert to PDF files