Can't download spreadsheet

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by db9, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. db9 macrumors newbie

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    hey,

    I just got a new mac - it doesn't seem to be able to download spreadsheet files or pdf files???

    Got any ideas - it's really annoying

    thanks guys :apple:
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Is it that it cannot download them, or that it downloads but does not open them?
     
  3. db9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i click download and nothing happens - just a loading symbol on safari for a couple of seconds then nothing... im trying to get adobe reader?? i dont know where to start..
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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  5. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    is this from an e-mail or the web?

    if its safari it may just be downloading, same goes for mail actually.
     
  6. db9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    from safari - on my pc it takes about 3 seconds to download... it's just a small file of a spreadsheet of my uni timetable. I'm usually pretty good with computers - but being new to mac - i don't know how to fix this problem
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    When you are on the Mac, and try to DL the spreadsheet, what shows in the Downloads window?
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    OK, could just be that you don't have the necessary software installed for the spreadsheet. Try NeoOffice, a free office suite that can open Excel files.

    And although you shouldn't need it, here's Adobe Reader.
     
  9. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    right click save to downloads and see what happens. Could it be that you are not looking in the right place? The file will save auto to the downloads folder not the desktop.

    Open finder in the corner is a text box, type the name of your file and see if its there
     
  10. db9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay, so i managed to download both files... i downloaded firefox and used that :)

    must be a glitch with safari; my defult browser is now firefox

    thanks for the help, anyways :D:D:D im loving my mac

    laters
     
  11. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like maybe they have a bad script on their server that isn't 100% compatible with Safari.. BTW why is this in "Windows on a Mac" are you trying to do this in Windows or OSX?
     

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