### Excel in HEX edidor

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**Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:14 pm**Hi,

Can someone explain how is n excel file encoded ?

1. the attached xls file has been created with excel 2007 and saved as Excel 97-2003 Workbook

2. the format cells has not been changed and left has default (general)

I filled some cells with random data.

Here is the part I don't understand some of the cells can be be seen in HEX editor and some not

Can someone explain how to find/read/decypher it in HEX ?

Chart:

x = can't be seen in hex

v = can see in hex

Can someone explain how is n excel file encoded ?

1. the attached xls file has been created with excel 2007 and saved as Excel 97-2003 Workbook

2. the format cells has not been changed and left has default (general)

I filled some cells with random data.

Here is the part I don't understand some of the cells can be be seen in HEX editor and some not

Can someone explain how to find/read/decypher it in HEX ?

Chart:

x = can't be seen in hex

v = can see in hex

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` A. B C`

1. No. X. No. X. No. (like a data) V

2. Ditto. Ditto

3. Letters V. Letter V

4. Ditto. Ditto

5.

6

7. Letters X. Letters X. No. (Like a date) V

8

9. Ditto. Ditto. No. (Like a date) X

10 ditto letters V

11. Ditto. Letters X

12. Ditto