3 Microsoft Excel Persistence Formats

Microsoft Excel supports primarily five file formats:

  • Excel Binary File Format, as described in [MS-XLS]

  • Office Excel 2007 Binary File Format, as described in [MS-XLSB]

  • Ecma Office Open XML File Format, as described in [ECMA-376]

  • Office Open XML File Format, as described in [ISO/IEC29500-1:2016]

  • Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument), as described in [ODF], or [ODF1.2], or [ODF1.3]