I don't know what "configuration control" is but for sure I know that XLS
files are binary and not ASCII. The official name of the file format used
in Excel 97 to Excel 2003 is BIFF7 which stands for Binary Interchange File
Format version 7.
| Not sure if this is possible.
| At work, someone used configuration control to store an excel 2003
| spreadsheet. However, when it was configured, it was stored in binary
| format. As a result, when the file is extracted from configuration
| it is not readable. Unfortunately, the original file that was configured
| no longer available. The person that had created it had deleted it,
| that it was now safe in config control.
| Is there any way of converting the binary xls file into a readable one?