Excel/.xlsx versus .ods


When is there a need/benefit to save a file (in MS Excel) in an .ods format, when the default .xlsx is already an open format and compatible with other spreadsheet programs?

ODS is an OpenDocument Spreadsheet.  Some believe it will become the new "standard" for sharing spreadsheets between programs.  We'll see.

Choose the format that allows you most features be retained by the programs you are utilizing.  Trial and error and a little Googling may give you insight on any one specific feature making it through ODS conversion.
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