How to Convert a MPP File to an XLS

By Joe Lewis

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Project

Step 1

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

Step 2

Launch the Microsoft Project application.

Step 3

Select "Open" from the "File" menu.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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