Excel to Numbers for Mac

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have created an excel spreadsheet on my mac, thinking I would like to buy Numbers as I would be able to use it better on my iPad (correct)
    Can the Excel file that I created, be easily merged into a Numbers file without starting over?
    Thanks for any help :confused:
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Yes, Numbers supports the Excel format. If you are wondering how to get it onto your iPad, just send and email to yourself with it as an attachment, and send it to Numbers.
     
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    Switchback666

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    Ive had issues with excel files to open on ipad Numbers, some didnt open (froze) others did but a mess.
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Yeah, that's always an issue with Word alternatives.

    To the OP: If you need to use your iPad for spreadsheets, avoid Excel and use Numbers when possible. It has much better compatibility and keeps formatting the same.
     
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    Switchback666

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    I agree if you want to update/work with files on your ipad better just use numbers on mac too.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    The answer is... maybe. It depends on the complexity of the Excel spreadsheet you are trying to import to Numbers. If it is a spreadsheet with mostly just simple math calculations, odds are it will import with no problem. But if you are using some of the more advanced Excel features like pivot tables, don't count on it importing very well.

    If if is nothing secret, I would be glad to try a Numbers import of your file if you want to send it to me. Just PM me.
     

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