Excel 32 Bit vs 64 Bit

Beginning with version 2010, Excel became offered in two “bitness versions”: a 32-bit and a 64-bit. Prior to Excel 2010, only the 32-bit version was available. The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Excel are practically the same in terms of the features they provide to the user, but they are still different “by design,” as we will see right below. … Read more

What Are Excel File Formats and Extensions

In this article, we’ll learn what are Excel file formats and extensions, and what distinguishes one from another. We’ll also see how to know the type of an Excel file and how to change it to another format when needed. A/ Excel file formats and extensions Excel has many different file formats or types that … Read more

Difference Between an Excel Spreadsheet and a Database

An Excel spreadsheet can be comparable to a database visually, as they are both organized in a tabular format; however, they are two different things and present a lot of differences that distinguish one from the other. The differences between an Excel spreadsheet and a database are : Excel sheet has cells; a database has … Read more

Pros and Cons of Excel Macros

Before diving into the pros and cons of Excel macros, I will start by giving you a definition of macros in Excel and what are they used for. An Excel macro is an action or a series of actions that are recorded by Excel recorder, at the user’s request, to produce an automated process for … Read more

What Is the Difference Between XLS and XLSX

XLS versus XLSX

The standard Excel workbooks can have one of two extensions: XLS or XLSX. The XLS format is the old one and was the default format before Excel 2007. XLSX is the newer one that was introduced in 2007; it is the default format for Excel 2007 and later. In the following, I will list you … Read more