Jira always exports to HTML

Seems like Jira exports to HTML even for excel and word, doesnt matter which format I choose, it's always the same file :(

I have the downloaded version, what can be wrong?

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Nope, my bad. I works with Microsofts Office, but not any other program (that usually supports the xls files..)

EDIT: Looking for the delete button, if a admin sees this you can delete the thread if I haven't figured out how to do it on my own till then :)


Don't delete the thread, simply mark your question as answered by selecting your answer as the correct one.

Best regards,


Hey, not a problem, I've asked questions and worked out an answer before being given one.

This is actually quite a good question in some ways - I'd agree with Peter and ask you to leave it here, as someone else searching could find the information here useful!

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The exports are not HTML, they're mostly XML, rather than (closed, incompatible, and proprietary) formats. The excel exports are XML containing tags saying "I'm a spreadsheet", the Word ones say "I'm for a word processor" and so-on.

There's nothing wrong with this, so I guess my question is what are you actually looking for or expecting?

Hi Johannes,

What are you exporting? An issue list?

How are you exporting it exactly?

Which version of Jira do you have installed?

Best regards,


I am exporting a filter (list of issues). Using the export button which gives me a menu of options. For every option (excel, word, and so on expect PDF) I get the same file but a different file ending.

No program, not even google drive want to open to files..

I have the newest version of Jira I guess, installed two days ago (downloaded version)

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