Weird iCloud Numbers issue between Mac and iOS Devices

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  1. case2001 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2010

    I have googled and cannot find an answer to this problem.

    I have a MacBook Air 2013 running Yosemite. Using the latest version of Numbers if I create a file and save it to icloud on the Mac I cannot open it on my iOS8 devices with Numbers. Both iOS 8 devices, say I need the latest version of Numbers. I click to go to the app store in the iOS8 device and it says I have the latest version and offer to open it. When I open the link to Numbers on iOS8, it will still not read the document.

    Now if I create the document on either iOS 8 device, I can open it on the Mac version of numbers and the iOS 8 devices. But if i make a single edit on the Mac OS X Numbers the above problem occurs.

  2. case2001 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2010
    Ok I discovered if I save the file on Yosemite's version of Numbers 09 I can open the files on all iOS 8 devices. I assume my latest version of Yosemite Numbers broke the format some how. Is there a way to downgrade my Yosemite version of Numbers?
  3. case2001 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2010
    So. I didn't like having to save all of my MacBook Air's version of Numbers in 09 format. So I restored the previous version of Yosemite's Numbers, Pages, and Keynote.

    The latest version of each of those would create files which I could not open on the iOS 8 versions. Now since I have restored all is normal. Files created on any device can be opened on any device.
  4. MLinneer macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2013
    Sherman, TX
    I think it was version 5.5 I had a real problem with. Apple updated the Mac version file format a week before they updated the iOS version. Anything updated on iCloud would not open on iOS. It’s been a sporadic problem since ’09 where Apple keeps adjusting the file formats, making them incompatible with prior releases. After the loss of certain key features, the file format issues are yet another reason I’ve stopped depending on iWork and moved most of my work to Office.
  5. case2001 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2010
    Thanks for the reply. I have just downloaded the Microsoft Office suite and will give it a try.

    You would think interoperability would be priority number one. But oh well.

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