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How do I convert macros and formulas from Lotus to Excel?

I may be the last person in the U.S. still using Lotus 123 software, but with many hundreds of macros and tens of thousands of formulas in a complex web of interrelated files all of which fail spectacularly in Excel, to convert to Excel would take me six months or more of very hard work just to get back to my current level of functionality. Since XP was the last version of Windows in which Lotus works I wanted to ask if anyone knew of any software that would facilitate the conversion or have any other suggestions.

Running XP in virtual boxes doesn't really help since I'm routinely importing data from on-line sites or other software to Lotus.

I'm ok with using XP even with support being discontinued but at some point new software won't even run on XP.

Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

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Why not try the latest Lotus spreadsheet?

In reply to: How do I convert macros and formulas from Lotus to Excel?

And about macros and such. Over the years we banished macros as they can be a support headache. We moved to in house apps.
Bob

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lotus r5

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Thank you. I should have been more precise. I'm using 123 release 5 which won't even start installing in Windows 8.1. I've tried. 123r9 will (I have both) but even those two versions of Lotus aren't quite compatible. Opening an r5 file in r9 has thousands of errors. I was hoping for some software that can help with conversion or else a means of installing r5.

Thank you again.

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Remember R5 is that old.

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123R5 as it is incompatible with a Windows install that has the Novell Client. Over a decade later I never read if IBM ever fixed that.

So in short, it may take IBM to help you install this.
Bob

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The problem is Lotus macros are basically

In reply to: How do I convert macros and formulas from Lotus to Excel?

Key commands for the lotus menus. Office uses VBA Visual basic for applications.

Google converting lotus 123 macros to visual basic for applications and you will find some consultants. If your company is willing to pay for the conversion will show how much they really need them converted.

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