.XLS on OS X?

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

  1. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    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?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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