Two-part question, please be patient 1) I don't have Excel and have no need whatsoever for it, but once or twice a year someone feels compelled to send me an e-mail attachment done in Excel. Is it possible to open the attachment via a Mac app like Appleworks or Textedit that I already have and use consistently or is it absolutely necessary to download another app? ::sigh:: 2) These rarely received attachments could just as easily have been accomplished in any number of other apps -- the sender's information is simple, straightforward, and required no math calculations or any of the other whizbang options customary to an .xls file. So why put themselves and their recipients through the unnecessary aggro? Not being sarky, just truly curious. Thanks for the assist!