Can 'Numbers' be opened by non-users?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Taraleigh, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Taraleigh macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2012
    San Diego, Ca
    I just purchased a new iMac, but my 2004 version of excel is not compatible with Lion. I was told Numbers is the best alternative, but before I purchase it I need to know if other excel and PC users will be able to open my Numbers formatted documents. Help?
  2. steveoc macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2007
    Adirondacks NY
    You can export Numbers files as Excel files. File-->Export. You can also export as CSV files that can be open by a wide variety of software over many platforms.
  3. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011

    Yea, Apple made that real hard to figure out. There ya go.
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    If you need to send Windows users Excel spreadsheets, I would not recommend Numbers. Yes it has a conversion export option, but unless you have simple one table spreadsheets the conversion is pretty horrible. More information can be found here.

    You will probably need to buy Office 2011.

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