.XLS on OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by supercooled, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. supercooled macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    Hi, I'm looking for a way to open an XLS file on OS X without shelling out for a program. Are there any freeware out there to do this?

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
  3. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    NeoOffice will do this. It's based on the OpenOffice code, but has a number of extra IBM-provided features and is more integrated into the OSX interface than native OpenOffice.
  4. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    I really wanted to avoid downloading an entire suite but it does look like my only option. Thanks for the suggestions; I've used OpenOffice before and it's great but the screenshots of NeoOffice looks inviting.

    Downing now.
  5. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    I disagree; the new beta of OpenOffice.org 3 is far superior to NeoOffice and is much better with integration. I'm quite impressed with Oo_O 3.

    Besides, it's Oo_O that has support of IBM and Sun. NeoOffice is maintained by a few volunteers.

    EDIT: Also, if you have Leopard you can just use Quicklook to view the file, but you won't be able to edit it.
  6. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003

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