Microsoft Excel Files – Viewers And Editors

Background

I have an excel file that I need to quickly view and check off some entries.

 

Options

On my machine that I am using, I do not have Microsoft Office / Microsoft Excel installed.

Here are some of the options:-

  1. Google
  2. Microsoft
    • Excel
      • Microsoft Excel Viewer
  3. Zoho
  4. Aspose

 

Choices

Google

Google Docs

Steps

  1. Please go to Google Docs
  2. Template
    • From the list of templates, please choose Blank
  3. Import File
    • From the menu, please choose File/Import
    • In the Import File window, please access the “Upload” tab
    • You can either drag and drop a file or “Select a File from your device

 

Microsoft

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel Viewer

  1. Please download Microsoft Excel Viewer
    • Unfortunately, the viewer has been deprecated by Microsoft
    • Please choose credible web sources
  2. Install Downloaded Binary
  3. Launch Microsoft Excel Viewer
  4. Load File
    • From the menu, please choose File/Open
    • In the “File Open” Dialog, please choose the file to view

 

Zoho

Online Excel Viewer

Steps

  1. Please go to Zoho’s Sheet
  2. Import File
    • One can either import a local file to specify a web site to access

Images

 

Aspose

Online Excel Viewer

Steps

  1. Please go to Zoho’s Sheet
  2. Import File
    • Options
      • Drag and Drop
        • One can either drag your file on to the pane
      • Upload
        • Choose to upload your file

Images

Image – Drop or Upload Your Excel Files

 

Image – “page loading…”

 

Summary

Unable to upload a file to Aspose.

Stuck at “page loading…“.

Summary

Personally, I feel Google Docs offers the best on-ramp.

It allows one to edit the uploaded file.

And, seamless collaboration.

It is also supported on all major platforms.

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