How to Convert Wb3 Files to Xls

By Marina Martin

Older spreadsheets from Quattro Pro 7.0/8.0, WB3 files often contain useful information that you’d still like to access, but you may prefer to view and manipulate that data in Microsoft Excel as an XLS file. This is easy to do if you still have access to Quattro Pro, but if you don’t, Microsoft provides free converters for Excel 97 and 2000, and natively opens WB3 files in Excel 2003. Unfortunately, this support was removed for Excel 2007, and there are no converters available.

Things You'll Need

  • Quattro Pro Converter

Quattro Pro Users

Step 1

Launch Quattro Pro.

Step 2

Go to "File," "Open" and double-click the WB3 file you wish to convert.

Step 3

Go to "File," "Save As" and choose "Microsoft Excel 97/2000/2002/2003" from the drop-down list, then click "Save."

Excel 97 or 2000 Users

Step 1

Download and install the Quattro Pro converter from Microsoft for Excel 97 or Excel 2000.

Step 2

Launch Excel.

Step 3

Go to "File" "Open" and select the WB3 file you wish to change into an XLS file.

Step 4

Go to "File," "Save As" and choose "Excel Workbook (*.xls)" from the drop-down menu, then click "Save."

Excel 2003 Users

Step 1

Launch Excel.

Step 2

Go to "File," "Open" and choose "Quattro Pro/DOS files" from the "Files of Type" drop-down. Navigate to the folder where your WB3 file is located and double-click on it.

Step 3

Go to "File," "Save As" and choose "Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls)" from the "Save as Type" list, then click "Save."