iWork '08 Numbers File Format Question

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  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502

    ee99ee

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    Is there a way to a XLS or XLSX (Office 2007) file in Numbers and not have to go through some complex export process to save it in the same format it was opened in? I often open Windows' users files but need to save them in the same format. By default, when I hit Command-S, Numbers asks me to save it in a Numbers format and doesn't give me any other option. Very annoying.

    -Chris

    Actually, I can't even find a way to save a Numbers document as XLSX, only XLS. What gives?

    -Chris
     
  2. Palladium macrumors member

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    For saving using a non-Numbers format, use the Export option in the Files Menu, not Save (as with Pages).
     
  3. ee99ee thread starter macrumors 6502

    ee99ee

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    When I export, it only saves in XLS. I want it to save in the format I opened it in -- XLSX.

    -Chris
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Tried NeoOffice?

    Might tide you over until the next version of Excel shows up.
     
  5. osirisX macrumors regular

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    Numbers can open XLS and XLSX but only export to XLS.
     
  6. Avatar74 macrumors 65816

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    What are you doing that requires the XLSX format? (e.g. anything XML specific embedded in your spreadsheet?)
     

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