41. Open an Existing Spreadsheet
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
38 About Sheets and Spreadsheets
40 Create a New Spreadsheet
46 Edit Cell Data
Opening an existing spreadsheet to edit in Calc is simple. You tell Calc that you want to open a spreadsheet file and then locate the file. Calc then loads the spreadsheet into the editing area.
One important Calc feature is its ability to open documents you create in other spreadsheet programs. Most notably, Calc opens Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (called workbooks in Excel) with ease. Although Calc might not fully support 100% of Microsoft Excel's advanced features, Calc does a super job of loading Excel spreadsheets into Calc's workspace so that you can edit the spreadsheets using Calc's interface.
Microsoft Excel uses the .xls file extension. You'll see any Excel spreadsheets that reside in the folder you open from within Calc along with any other files that also appear in that folder.