Convert XLS to XLSX via Python
Export Excel spreadsheets to XLSX format using Python APIs.
How to Convert XLS to XLSX Using PythonIn order to convert XLS to XLSX, we will use Aspose.Cells for Python API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation and conversion API for Python platform.
Steps to Convert XLS to XLSX via Python
Python developers can easily load & convert XLS files to XLSX in just a few lines of code.
- Load XLS file with an instance of Workbook
- Call the Workbook.Save method
- Pass output path with XLSX extension as parameter
- Check specified path for resultant XLSX file
Aspose.Cells for Python is platform-independent API and can be used on any platform (Windows, Linux and MacOS), just make sure that system have Java 1.8 or higher, Python 3.5 or higher.
- Install Java and add it to PATH environment variable, for example:
- Install Aspose.Cells for Python from pypi, use command as:
$ pip install aspose-cells.
XLS What is XLS File Format
Files with XLS extension represent Excel Binary File Format. Such files can be created by Microsoft Excel as well as other similar spreadsheet programs such as OpenOffice Calc or Apple Numbers. File saved by Excel is known as Workbook where each workbook can have one or more worksheets. Data is stored and displayed to users in table format in worksheet and can span numeric values, text data, formulas, external data connections, images, and charts. Applications like Microsoft Excel lets you export workbook data to several different formats including PDF, CSV, XLSX, TXT, HTML, XPS, and several others. The XLS file format was replaced with a more open and structured format, XLSX, with the release of Microsoft Excel 2007. The latest versions still provide support for creating and reading XLS files, though XLSX is the first choice of use now.Read More
XLSX What is XLSX File Format
XLSX is well-known format for Microsoft Excel documents that was introduced by Microsoft with the release of Microsoft Office 2007. Based on structure organized according to the Open Packaging Conventions as outlined in Part 2 of the OOXML standard ECMA-376, the new format is a zip package that contains a number of XML files. The underlying structure and files can be examined by simply unzipping the .xlsx file.Read More
Other Supported Conversions
You can also convert XLS into many other file formats including few listed below.