I'm considering switching from Lotus 1-2-3 to MS Excel for my spreadsheets. According to the MS blurb, it can handle Lotus spreadsheets, but the 30-day trial version I've downloaded doesn't seem to be able to.
The drop-down list of file types in Excel lists several other types, but not Lotus 1-2-3. When I select "All files" and try to open a .123 file with MS Excel 2010, it reports "The file is not in a recognisable format". I currently don't have Lotus 1-2-3 on my PC, so can't use it to export the files in MS Excel format. Is there any other simple way of getting them from .123 into Excel, please?
Or is the trial version of Excel less capable than the paid-for version?