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

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    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

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    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

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    https://www.apple.com/iwork/numbers/

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

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    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.

    http://www.productivityorchard.com/iwork09-vs-office2011

    You will probably need to buy Office 2011.
     

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