Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet (.xls) bad signature override?

Jun 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM
First and mosr important:
This tool is superb. Most comprehansive and works perfect for me.

Still - I have a problem with my files:
I get from a third party Excel 97-2003 xls files with bad signature (or header). I checked the signature, and indeed, it is bad.
The starange thing is that MS Excel will open the files OK, while the ExcelBinaryReader will reject them as bad (Justifiedly).
I tried to find a way to override the signature checking, but it looks quite complex.
Can anyone help?

Here is the file:
Jan 19, 2015 at 6:35 PM
Hi Sam,

Did Yo got a Solution? I have a similar problem...
I would appreciate if You can share the solution.
César F. V.
Jul 27, 2015 at 8:09 PM
Hi All

Well i had the same issue and i think i figured out a solution.

1- Open the file in microsoft excel
2- File > Export > Change File Type
3- I picked Excel 92-2003 Workbook (*.xls)

then used the new exported file instead of the old one

this worked for me, and hope to be helpful for you