XLS to TXT Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert XLS files to TXT online?

Step 1.

Upload XLS-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a xls file on your computer. XLS file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert XLS to TXT

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your TXT

When the conversion process is complete, you can download the TXT file.

Information about XLS and TXT file formats

Name XLS TXT
Full name XLS - Microsoft Excel Binary File Format TXT - Raw text file
File extension .xls .txt
MIME type application/vnd.ms-excel text/plain
Developed by Microsoft Microsoft
Type of format Spreadsheet Plain text
Description Microsoft Excel up until 2007 version used a proprietary binary file format called Excel Binary File Format (.XLS) as its primary format. Excel 2007 uses Office Open XML as its primary file format, an XML-based format that followed after a previous XML-based format called "XML Spreadsheet". On most operating systems the name text file refers to file format that allows only plain text content with very little formatting (e.g., no bold or italic types). Such files can be viewed and edited on text terminals or in simple text editors.
Technical details OpenOffice.org has created documentation of the Excel format. Since then Microsoft made the Excel binary format specification available to freely download. Text file refers to a type of container, while plain text refers to a type of content. Text files can contain plain text, but they are not limited to such. At a generic level of description, there are two kinds of computer files: text files and binary files.
File conversion XLS conversion TXT conversion
Associated programs Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Kingsoft Office, Google Docs. Notepad, TextEdit, WordPad, UltraEdit
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Excel#File_formats https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_file