Editing a DBF file in excel 2010?

Discussion created by grizzlyoilsands on Feb 2, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 24, 2015 by rionas
In older versions of excel you could open a DBF file, edit the data like you would in excel and save the file as the DBF file. In Arc you could then open the shape file with the new editied DBF file. In excel 2010 you can open the file but you can't save it. Does anyone have a way around this. Is there a free add on that we can edit DBF files with. I guess the alternative is to run a version of excel 2003 but I view this as a last resort.