During certain scenarios we want to automate file conversion for sending reports via email. If we need to send emails to external recipients; Macro enabled excel sheets might get blocked on the go.
To overcome such situations, I found a site to convert excel “XLSX” to “XLS”. I would like to thank to owner of the blog and courtesy to use the script.
But this may not help us since even XLS file extensions with Macros will be blocked by exchange. So I modified script to get HTM/MHT format which can easily be sent via emails without any hiccups.
VB Script is as below
Set objExcel = CreateObject(“Excel.Application”)
Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open(Wscript.Arguments(0))
objExcel.Application.Visible = False
objExcel.Application.DisplayAlerts = False
objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Wscript.Arguments(1), 45
objExcel.Application.DisplayAlerts = True
‘ XLSX->XLS conversion script by Michael Kuzmin
‘ This is how you can you it:
‘ c:\xlsx2htm.vbs “C:\inputdocument.xlsx” “C:\outputdocument”
‘ file format numnber 57 is for pdf format
’44 is for html
’45 is for mht
‘end of script
Copy above script to notepad and save it as “cc:\xlsx2htm.vbs”
Open command prompt and type
c:\xlsx2htm.vbs “C:\inputdocument.xlsx” “C:\outputdocument
output file will be in “MHT” format.