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Problem with Excel 2007 Missing CD downloads

Hi,
I have what I think is a really dumb question .... about the Excel 2007 Missing Manual book.

I can't figure out how to use the "missing CD" download files that are on the MM website, for Excel 2007. I've unzipped the folders and there are 3 subfolders in each, 1) _rels; 2) docprops; 3) xl; and content types file. I know they're XML docs but are there any instructions on how to import them into Excel as the workbook/worksheet examples I think they represent? I thought the accompanying missing cd downloads were Excel 2007 workbooks that facilitate our learning the chapter topics. I'm new to Excel 2007 (which is why I bought the book) and new to XML. I read over the section on XML in Chapter 24 but can't find anything on how to translate these files into a .xlsx (without mapping the indivual fields... which I'm sure is not necessary...). Help please? Sorry if this post gets the award for dumbest question on this board...
Thanks much! -- Simone
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    Hi Simone,

    Not a dumb question at all! Based on what you've written, I think you haven't successfully downloaded the file that contains all the practice files (which are primarily .xlsx format files). Seems like somehow you've downloaded something else.

    If you want to try again, the link you want to download from is:

    http://examples.oreilly.com/978059652...

    Or, if you email me (meyers AT oreilly DOT com) directly, I can email you the files.

    Best,
    Pete
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  • Pete, thanks so much -- so easy and it answered my question. The link you provided had the Excel examples I was expecting. What I had done was, within the Excel 2007 section of the Missing CD area... I'd scrolled down below the first sentence with the link to download all the example files, into the individual chapter area and downloaded several of those -- by chapter. Those downloads contain the XML files. So - lesson learned - read the first sentence first! :)

    Actually, I have a related question about the TMM Powerpoint 2007 files and I'll email you about it.

    Thanks SO much! --Simone
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