XLS2CSV Converter is a surprisingly comprehensive application with tools that facilitate the conversion of Microsoft Excel files (XLS, XLSX, XLSM and XLSB formats) to the CSV file type. Its primary window doesn't look like it offers much, but the utility supports multiple profiles which come with many configurable settings, from beginner to advanced level.
In the main window, which is clean and intuitive, you can point out the spreadsheets to transform into CSV, using either the file browser or folder view (batch processing is allowed).
Once you establish the target folder, you may pick one of the existing conversion profiles or create your own one. It is possible to design and put to use as many settings profiles as you want, in order to manage multiple projects under different parameters.
Thus, you may select the Excel formats to process, create an inclusion/exclusion list, as well as define the number or rows/columns to export and set the starting points.
As far as conversion options go, you can choose the compliant ruleset to apply (e.g. CSV, Excel, DSV), define the delimiter, quote and newline characters, maintain the original folder structure, overwrite or rename existing files, as well as log all activity to file, among others. Settings can be restored to their factory values at any time.
XLS2CSV Converter uses a moderate amount of CPU and memory, has a good response time and finishes conversion jobs rapidly and error-free. It did not hang or crash throughout out evaluation and delivered quality results. To sum it up, XLS2CSV Converter sports numerous functions to satisfy even picky users, alongside a default profile for less experienced ones.
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