With files from old versions of Microsoft, such as Excel 97-2003 workbooks (*.xls), the FYI Drawer does not display for these versions of files. With files from these old versions, Microsoft does not provide the same functionality as the current versions of Office. FYI utilises a lot of Microsoft’s more recent tools and functionality which are not compatible with these old file types.
You can still open and edit these documents using the following method, but its not as seamless as files from current versions of Office.
- Select the document in FYI.
- Select Edit.
This will drop the document into your OneDrive ‘FYI - My Edits’ folder.
Note that unlike files from new versions of Microsoft, FYI cannot automatically open it.
- From your OneDrive 'FYI - My Edits’ you can open the file and edit it.
- Once complete, simply save the file with the same name and the same location inside ‘FYI - My Edits’.
- From FYI, you can then check the file back in and save your changes by selecting “I’m Finished Editing”
Note: We would highly recommend that you use newer versions of the office applications and save files with the new file extensions.