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Opening Excel Spreadsheets

Most campus computers are set to receive security & critical Windows updates automatically. Unknowingly to the end user, these updates may affect your capability to download to Excel in PeopleSoft.

If you are prohibited from downloading to Excel, follow this procedure.

  1. Open My Computer on your desktop.
    My Computer Icon
  2. Open the Tools menu.
    Tools Menu
  3. Open Folder Options.
    Folder options drop down from tools
  4. Click the File Types tab.
    File types tab from folder options
  5. Highlight the XLS Microsoft Excel Worksheet line from the Registered File Types list and click the Advanced button.
    Microsoft Excel worksheet highlighted from file types tab of folder option popup
  6. Ensure that all checkboxes are blank.
    Edit file type pop up
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Close.