Converting files saved in XLS, format used by Microsoft Office Excel for spreadsheets, into TXT is rather tricky.
On the one hand, you can simply go to 'File' - 'Save as' in MS Excel and choose the save the file as TXT. On the other hand, however, you might lose some important data and formatting. Also, you won't be able to edit the file or combine several XLS documents. What is more, you will have to perform that action to each and every XLS file you have and this will take ages.
If you want to convert XLS to TXT easily, efficiently and quickly, you should consider using a special XLS TXT converter. One of them is Total Excel Converter developed by CoolUtils. This unique tool is designed to process files saved in ODT, ODS, XML, SQL, WK2, WKS, DGB, TEX, and DIF into DOC, DOCX, TXT, ODT, ODS, XML, SQL, CSV, Lotus, DBF, TEX, DIFF, SYLK, and LaTeX. Moreover, this XLS converter supports batch conversion. This means that you can convert XLS to TXT in batch quickly. Simply select up to 150 XLS files and set the target format to launch automatic conversion!
The process to XLS to TXT conversion is simple as this:
Download Total Excel Converter from CoolUtils website.
You can choose between the free 30-day trial version of the converter and the fully functional paid version with free updates
Install Total Excel Converter as usual
Simply follow the instructions provided by the installation wizard
Launch Total Excel Converter
You can do it from the command line, Start menu or the desktop icon
Select files for conversion
Simply tick off the XLS files you want to convert in the tree of files and folders generated by Total Excel Converter
Set target format
Click on the 'TXT' button to set text as target format and launch automatic conversion.