With Maximo 7.5 you can download reports as an Excel file.
Normally, this means saving the file locally with an XLS extension. However sometimes users have later versions of Microsoft Office installed. This can cause Excel to display a Warning "The file you are trying to open, 'wotrack.xls', is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now ?
Users can find this warning tiresome if they have to repeat this several times daily.
The question is...
Is there any way I can export Microsoft Excel files to *.xlsx format instead of *.xls format ?
I gave this advice out recently and it worked like a charm.
As this is really an Excel issue and not a Maximo problem, I googled 'excel warnings xls' and found the following.
On that page, HansV suggests that this can be changed by tweaking the registry on the clients workstations.
I certainly would not attempt this unless I was comfortable tweaking the registry. But if you are up to the task, I can say that this works.
Not everyone will be comfortable with users changing the registry for this. For those folks Maximo will be providing xlsx downloads in the 7.6 release of Maximo.