|Description for mime application/vnd.ms-excel|
The MIME type application/vnd.ms-excel is used to denote the presence of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or Microsoft Excel template. The category for this MIME type is "application".
Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Office Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft. It is available from Microsoft for both the Windows series of OS" and Mac OS". It has graphing tools, calculation features, pivot tables and also a macro programming language called VBA (Visual Basic for Application). It is a widely used program that is also a part of the Microsoft Office suite of office software. Excel spreadsheet files take the extension XLS and Excel templates take the extension XLT. XLS is also the default file extension of MS Excel. They are both represented using this MIME type.
Excel has been widely adopted within the financial industry and it is considered to be one of the best software out there for making digital spreadsheets. Due to the VBS macro programming capabilities, the spreadsheets are also capable of being programmed individually to act as smaller programs themselves for generating output from given inputs. When used properly, it drastically reduces the effort required to be put into making complicated spreadsheets.
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