What is a .XLSM File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .xlsm extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .xlsm file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .XLSM file?

The .XLSM file extension stands for Microsoft Excel Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. The format of this spreadsheet related file is zip.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .xlsm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .XLSM file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .XLSM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .XLSM file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .xlsm file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .XLSM file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the Microsoft Excel software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro, Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .XLSM file on iOS

There is easy way to open the .xlsm file on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Google Sheets in the iOS App Store software and install it. The other software that opens the .xlsm file on iOS is MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro and Google Sheets. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

How to open a .XLSM file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Google Sheets. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .XLSM file?

If you are still unable to open the .XLSM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .XLSM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .xlsmhtml – Microsoft, .xlsx – Microsoft, .xlt – Microsoft, .xlthtml – Microsoft, .xltm – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .XLSM file with the Microsoft Excel, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro, Google Sheets software on Android, Google Sheets, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software on iOS and Google Sheets program in the Browser.