Open Excel spreadsheet?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thebignewt, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. thebignewt macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2011
    I don't have Office for Mac, just what came with the iMac. I was told I can open a MS Excel spreadsheet with iWork, but that's not in my list of Apps. Can I use TextEdit, and if so how (I did try unsuccessfully). Thanks in advance
  2. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    You can buy Numbers (from iWork), or NeoOffice and Open Office are both free downloads.

    I use Numbers when I can, then NeoOffice.
  3. 88 King macrumors 6502

    88 King

    Jun 18, 2011
    London, UK
    I don't think iwork is included for free when you buy the imac. You have to add it as extra during online checkout.

    You can download a 30 days free trials of iwork, which will give you time to either sort it out with Apple Care or buy a copy of Office.
  4. iRobby macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Fort Myers, FL USA
    the Mac App Store has all the iWork programs sold separately.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  6. thebignewt thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2011
    Thanks everyone, I dl the iWorks trial and it opens the .xls files. It didn't tell me how much the software is though. I think I can get MS Office for like $10 as a fed employee so that's probably my ticket. I got it for my PC last year and that even included Outlook (which isn't included in Office that you buy at stores anymore, the freaking crooks). My love for MS products is waning.

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