How do I prevent Excel from asking if I'm sure I want to save in ODS format each time?



Microsoft Excel is a powerful and popular spreadsheet application. It is used by businesses, schools, and individuals to create and share spreadsheets. However, when saving an Excel file, Excel often prompts the user to confirm that they want to save the file in an OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ODS) format. This can be an annoying reminder each time the user wants to save a file. It is possible to stop Excel from asking if you are sure you want to save in the ODS format each time you save a file.

The first step is to open the Excel application. Once open, click on the File tab at the top of the window and select Options. This will open the Excel Options window. In the Excel Options window, select the Save tab on the left side of the window. In the middle of the window, you will see the Default File Format dropdown menu.

From this menu, select the “Excel Workbook (.xlsx)” option. This will set the default file format to the Microsoft Excel Workbook format, which means that Excel will no longer ask you to confirm if you want to save in the ODS format each time you save a file.

The next step is to click the Advanced tab at the left side of the Excel Options window. In the Advanced tab, scroll down to the “Save” section and uncheck the box next to “Prompt for file format conversion on save”. This will prevent Excel from prompting you each time you save a file.

The last step is to click the OK button at the bottom of the Excel Options window to save your changes. After this, Excel will no longer ask you if you are sure you want to save in the ODS format each time you save a file.

This is a simple way to prevent Excel from asking if you are sure you want to save in the ODS format each time you save a file. By changing the default file format to the Microsoft Excel Workbook format and disabling the prompt for file format conversion on save, you can ensure that Excel will no longer ask you to confirm if you want to save in the ODS format. This will make it easier and faster to save files in Excel.

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