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Office 2019 lumbers to the stage once more as Microsoft promises future releases

JohnFen Silver badge

"I can't imagine why the same contents can't be accepted as a .HTML file."

Because HTML is an absolutely terrible format for sharing documents with, particularly if Javascript is required as well. It works OK for web pages, but that's where it should remain.

If the only other option is HTML, then I'd strongly prefer to get an .xls file. Fortunately, however, there are more reasonable choices than those two.

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