How to Convert a MPP File to an XLS

Files using the MPP extension are Microsoft Project files. Microsoft Project is a productivity application that allows users to create, manage and delegate individual tasks, projects or entire portfolios among user groups. Microsoft Projects files can be saved in any number of Microsoft-supported formats, including the XLS format that is native to Microsoft Excel.

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MPP files created in later versions of Microsoft project cannot be opened by earlier versions.

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Download and install Microsoft Project if it is not already installed on your machine.

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Launch the Microsoft Project application.

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Select "Open" from the "File" menu.

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Locate the MPP file and click the "Open" button to open the file in Microsoft Project.

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Click the "File" menu and select "Save As" from the list.

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Click the "Save As Type" pull-down menu and select XLS from the list.

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Click the "Save" button to save the MPP file as an XLS document.