Excel Viewer is a simple freeware program that was created by Microsoft to open XLS files, generated by the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. Excel Viewer is available for the Windows operating System only, and also works with handheld devices such as Tablet computers. Microsoft Excel Viewer was first released in 2010 and is a cheap alternative for anyone who wants or needs to open Excel files but don’t own the actual Microsoft Excel program. It doesn’t require users to own or phrase Excel.
Microsoft Excel Viewer can also be used online, opening spreadsheets in the web browser
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that comes bundled with the Microsoft Office software suite which also includes Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. it can be installed on both Windows and Mac Operating Systems, but comes with a premium price tag. Excel is the industry leading program for creating spreadsheets and has been the most widely used spreadsheet created for many years. The Excel Viewer program can take away that price tag and still allow uses to take open and view Excel files.