Thank you for your reply. I will have a look when I return from holiday at your 

John Toy
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> On 18 Apr 2019, at 11:27, Alan B <> wrote:
> Not certain I'm understanding your question so I will answer similar
> question and hope it is what you mean.
> I use OpenOffice Calc and save my spreadsheets. The saved files appear to
> be Excel files. I don't have Excel. Why are the files for a program I do
> not have?
> If the above describes your issue then the "problem" is the files are saved
> in Excel format instead of Calc format. This setting can be changed each
> time a file is saved and can be set to default to save as Excel in Tools >
> Options > Load Save.
> If this is not the problem then I do not understand your question. I have
> created files in Calc for use in Excel many times. And I have created files
> in Calc for use in Calc but saved them in Excel format. Also, many times.
> As far as I am aware the file that is created is not licensed, it is the
> program (Excel, Calc, etc.) that is licensed.
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 12:46 PM Mavjon <>
> wrote:
>> When I backup my spreadsheets they get noted as unlicensed Excel files.
>> As a consequence I cannot open these files for restoration. I do not have
>> Microsoft Office installed on my computer.
>> Why cannot the files be shown as OpenOffice?
>> Thanks for any help you can give.
>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> -- 
> Alan Boba
> CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011

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