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    How to run XLSM file without Excel

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    I have created a macro in an Excel file and saved it as XLSM file. Now I need to open it in a system which is not having MS office.

    What are alternative options to open and run the XLSM file without Microsoft Excel? I have installed Open Office but while opening the XLSM file, it is just showing loading...loading....loading.... How can I open the XLSM file with Open Office or with any other free software's which can run an XLSM file?

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    This might work:

    I'm just not sure if it will handle the xlsm part. xlsx would be no issue, and you could open that using a OneDrive account. The issue is that the m in xlsm indicates macros, and those won't run on a cloud based platform (like OneDrive.)
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