Microsoft SYLK .SLK files contain data and worksheet formatting information, except for background color. When SYLK files are imported to the worksheet, the data format is based on the information in the file. If the data has fixed formatting with four decimal digits, the data are displayed in this manner when the .SLK file is loaded into the worksheet.

If a SYLK file is created in another application and loaded into the worksheet, there might be special formatting information in the file that the worksheet cannot use. In these cases, the data file is loaded without the special formatting, but if the file is saved in a SYLK format in the worksheet the special formatting information is lost.

Technically, the SYLK specification has a 65,536 row limit and a 256 column limit. However, SYLK is an ASCII format so it is possible to have an unlimited size. The Golden Software SYLK Import and Export filters allow limits greater than the specifications indicate, so larger worksheets can be saved in SYLK format. However, other spreadsheet programs may not be able to load these large SYLK files.

Import Options Dialog

 No import options dialog is displayed.

Import Automation Options

 No import options are available.

Loading .SLK Files

 .SLK files can be loaded with the File | Open command.

Export Options Dialog

 No export options dialog is displayed.

Export Automation Options

 No export options are available.

Saving .SLK Files

 .SLK files can be saved from a worksheet using the File | Save As command.

See Also

Data File Formats

Opening Worksheet Files

Saving Worksheet Files