How to Open Files with the .xll File Extension

What is the .xll file extension?

The .xll file extension is associated with the MS Excel software designed by Microsoft. Excel is a powerful spreadsheet application that can display data and graphs on a screen in organized cells. This software is widely used for mathematical and account based calculations.

What is the .xll file extension used for?

Excel is a popular spreadsheet software which is used for mathematical calculations, graphs and macro programming. Excel has been accepted and used in sectors like engineering, statistics and finance. Excel is used to create and share dynamic spreadsheets and helps in improving analytical ability.

The .xll file extension is used as an Excel add-in file which carries extra functions for programming, custom templates and variety of tools to enhance the abilities of the Excel Application. In Windows, the enhancements of a software is carried by a .dll file and in excel it is carried out by the files with the .xll file extension.

The .xll file extension format is based on the XML Spreadsheet or .xmlss format. Excel 2007 utilizes the .xll format in a unique way and incorporates the Office open XML format. This file format also provides complete support for VBA or Visual basic for applications to program functions for the MS Excel.

What are the different kinds of software used to open the .xll file extension?

The .xll file extension format can be opened using a variety of software and some of them are listed below –

Open Source and Free Software

  • OpenOffice Spreadsheets and Calc
  • CleanSheets
  • Excel Viewer by Microsoft

Paid Software

  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Spread32

Linux based Software

  • OpenOffice Spreadsheets and Calc
  • KOffice
  • Gnumeric

Web Based Software

  • ZOHO Sheets
  • Google Docs

For Mac based systems

  • Microsoft Office
  • Numbers in Apple iWork Suite

How can I open a corrupted .xll file and how do I repair it?

If an .xll file extension is corrupt you can try the steps below –

  1. Downloading the .xll file again? If you have downloaded the .xll file from a website or webmail you can download the file again.
  2. Recreate the complete file? You can recreate the excel file again.
  3. Repair Feature in Office ?Running the repair feature in Microsoft office can fix the errors with .xll files.
  4. Use file extension repair software ? File extension repair tools are powerful software programs that can help in opening files with .xll file extension. These tools also help in associating files with the right applications.