What is a XLW file?
Has someone sent you an XLW file and you do not know what to use to open it? An XLW file is an Excel Workspace file. These files save all of the current excel spreadsheets and workbooks you have open so you are able to continue your work on your project later without having to open each one again. It is also a useful option for someone who wants you to be able to see where they left off and have you continue to work on the project.
How to open an XLW file?
If you try to open the XLW file and it does not open, you would then not have a compatible program installed on your computer. While previously Microsoft Excel was the only option to open such files, Open Office is a complete productivity suite that is free and will also open XLW files. Open Office is a program that you can use to open many different types files, XLW included. One of the free programs in Open Office is a spreadsheet program similar to Excel. With this productivity suite you can open the XLW file anyone sends you without the need to purchase any expensive software.