How to Convert Quattro Pro for Windows to Excel (10 Steps)

by Jay Darrington
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Spreadsheets make working with data or statistics incredibly easy, as instead of performing constant calculations or storing information on paper, you can use a program like Quattro to do the calculations for you. However, there may come a time when you will need to use Microsoft Excel, which is more of a standard than Quattro. Fortunately, you can convert your Quattro files to Excel with ease.

Step 1

Go to "My Computer" and double-click on "Control Panel."

Step 2

Double-click on "Add/Remove Programs" to open the list of installed programs on your PC. Wait for the list to be propagated before doing anything.

Step 3

Search for Microsoft Excel. If you installed Excel as part of an MS Office suite, look for Microsoft Office instead. Click on the program to bring up a list of options on the right side of the window.

Step 4

Click the "Add/remove" button among the list of options. This opens up an installation wizard.

Step 5

Click on the "Add or Remove Features" option in the window that appears to bring up a list of available addons to install. Click on the "Quattro Pro 5.0 Converter under Microsoft Excel for Windows" program, then click on "Run From My Computer" to install the converter to your PC.

Step 6

Click "Update Now" to finish the installation.

Step 7

Open Microsoft Excel, then go to "File" then "Open" to open a window listing files on your computer.

Step 8

Search for the Quattro file you want to convert, then double-click on the file to open it.

Step 9

Click on "File" then "Save As" to open up the save dialog.

Select "Microsoft Excel" or any Excel file type in the file selection at the bottom of the dialog. Name your file in the line above the file selector and click "Save."


  • Files converted from other programs such as Quattro may not be converted completely in Excel. Make sure your spreadsheet is still correct before using it.


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About the Author

Jay Darrington has been a professional writer since 2006, specializing in technology. He has published on several online blogs, including iTech24, iPhoneland and Tech101. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication technology from California State University.

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