There are some possible scenarios that force you to use an online tool to open a XLSX. One of which, you are a Linux user who just got a XLSX file from someone who use Microsoft Excel. You can actually use LibreOffice Calc to open a XLSX file. But who knows you want to compare the output between LibreOffice Calc and a certain online spreadsheet software. Whatever the scenarios, here are how to open a XLSX file online.
XLSX itself is the file extension of Microsoft Excel. So, you logically need a Microsoft Excel as well to open it. Today, most spreadsheet software have a compatibility with Microsoft Excel, including ones available on the internet jungle, say Google Sheets and Zoho Sheet. Thus, there is no need to install Microsoft Office only to open a XLSX file.
Below are 3 tools you can use to open a XLSX file online.
1. Zoho Sheet
Zoho Sheet is a cool online tool to work on spreadsheet files. It has a very nice interface. This tool is a part of Zoho Docs, an online office suite from Zoho. So, before being able to open a XLSX file using this tool, you need to create a Zoho account first. Zoho Sheet has a compatibility with Microsoft Excel. You can open a XLSX file with this tool, no matter if the file is located on your local storage or somewhere on the internet. To start opening a XLSX file, create a blank spreadsheet and click the File menu and select Import.
2. Google Sheets
Google Sheets is an online spreadsheet software part of G Suite. It also a great online tool to work on spreadsheet files and has a good compatibility with Microsoft Excel. You can open a XLSX file with this tool, whether the file is located on your Google Drive account or on your local storage. If you want to open a XLSX file from your computer, it will be saved to your Google Drive account once you uploaded it. To start opening, create a new blank spreadsheet and click the File menu and select Open.
3. Excel Online
You may haven’t known that Microsoft also provides an online tool you can use to open, edit and create spreadsheet files. The tool is a part of OneDrive features, along with Word Online, PowerPoint Online and lots more. So, before being able to use it, the first thing you need to do is creating an OneDrive account. After creating an account, you can login to OneDrive and click the Rubik’s cube icon at the top-left corner and select Excel.
You can then upload the XLSX file you want to open by clicking the Upload a Workbook button at the top-right.