Alternative to Excel

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  1. Senor Cuete macrumors regular

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    I have to look at an Excel (.xls) spread sheet. Are there any alternatives to Microsoft Office Mac?
     
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  3. Sciuriware macrumors regular

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    ... or OpenOffice.
    You will find that the alternatives are almost equal.
    No wonder: all Offices came from Xerox long ago .....
    ;JOOP!
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd vote for Libra Office if you're looking for feature (or near feature) parity with Excel. If you want OSX/iOS/iCloud integration then I recommend Numbers. It has less features but is superior to Libra Office in the integration department.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    If needing to view a spreadsheet is an occasional event you could always upload them to a Google Drive account for viewing in your browser. That way you wouldn't have to install anything.
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Your computer may already have Numbers on it, which will work to open the file, as mentioned earlier.
     

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