XLS to DBF Converter: Convert your Excel files

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XLS to DBF Converter is a simple application that will let you convert your Excel files to the DBF format used by a variety of other applications in a single package.

Installation & Requirements

The setup process is really very fast and simple. You have all the options you would expect but not much more. The application supports all versions of Windows from 98 and later as well as Windows Servers from 2003 and later. To create new XLS files you will Microsoft’s Excel.

Interface

The application is actually divided into two executable files. The normal one will convert XLS files which are found in versions of Excel before 2003 while the other one deals with the more recent ones. If you have chosen to create desktop shortcuts, you will find both of them on your desktop otherwise you will need to find them in their installation folder. The whole process is exactly the same for both versions of the program and only the supported file formats are changed.

When you start the application, you will be greeted by the WhiteTown Wizard. Pressing next will take you to the XLS file selection screen where you will browse your computer for the XLS file you want to convert. You can see the number of sheets on it and choose which ones you want to convert as well as enter the file’s password if there is one.

Afterwards you will need to select the output file. You will need to choose a directory and configure settings likes the types of memo fields, the Codepage and more. Every setting on this page can be customized but keep in mind that when you press next, the conversion will happen automatically and you will not be able to go back and reverse the settings. Instead, you will have to go through the process again with the old file in order to create a new one. However, if you want to use the same settings for multiple files you can pick that option in the final screen. You can also view the command line parameters if you want to use the application that way.

Pros

-Fast installation
-Extremely easy to use for users of all levels
-Two versions of the application to support as many Excel formats as possible
-A lot of options
-Fast conversion process

Cons

-None that are worth mentioning

Conclusion

XLS to DBF Converter is a fine utility for anyone looking to convert their Excel files into the DBF format. It offers a user-friendly interface with a lot of options and the trial version’s limitations are very reasonable.