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DIF (Data Interchange Format)

Data Interchange Format (DIF) is a specific file format used to transfer information to and from spreadsheets that was originally developed as part of VisiCalc, the first computer-based spreadsheet . This format would ultimately go on to serve as the foundation for modern spreadsheet software, including popular programs such as Microsoft Excel.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About DIF (Data Interchange Format)

Any small business that works in Excel or another digital spreadsheet will interact with a Data Interchange Format. Specific knowledge of how this format works isn't often required, but can be helpful if you or your employees want to understand spreadsheet software and how it operates.

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