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Apr 26, 2012 2:18 PM

Man oh man do I have problems.....

 

Never been on a forum before and to be honest am dead tired so probably wont read response straight away but can some one help.

 

It all started when I upgraded to Lion.

 

I stupidly didn't check it all out and didn't realise it didn't support powerpc software. I didn't think it would be that much of a problem as I could open them using "Numbers".....

 

However..... Some of my files are password protected. I've read that Numbers has never been able to open these files but I have no access to another machine that has excel that I can resave the file without a password.

 

If I know the password (as I would as I created it!) why can't I open it with numbers? Is there any other option for me?

 

Please help

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,200 points)
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    Apr 26, 2012 5:53 PM (in response to RAYNERSINC)

    Ray,

     

    I wonder if a trial copy of the most recent Office for Mac would open that file? If so, you could save the file back out without password.

     

    Jerry

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to RAYNERSINC)

    You may install the free libreOffice as a substitute to your out-of-date Office.

    http://www.libreoffice.org/

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) vendredi 27 avril 2012

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3

    My Box account  is : http://www.box.com/s/00qnssoyeq2xvc22ra4k

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,200 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to RAYNERSINC)

    R.,

     

    I'm curious if you marked your own post "This Solved my Question" by mistake, or if that is what you thought you were supposed to do. There's a lot of that happening and I'm wondering why.

     

    You may want to read: https://discussions.apple.com/static/apple/tutorial/mark.html

     

    Regards,

     

    Jerry

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:25 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    Hi Jerry,

     

    If I recall correctly from the last question I asked, the placing of the "This solved my question" button is such that it's quite easy to click it in error, expecting to mark the post to which you're replying, but actually marking your own.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,200 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 4:17 PM (in response to Barry)

    Barry,

     

    I think if we can document enough instances of marking the wrong post by mistake, we might get the attention of the hosts to elevate the issue. It's one thing to claim that the layout promotes errors and another thing to document it based on surveying the users.

     

    Jerry

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 1:31 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    Hi Jerry,

     

    "…based on surveying the users."

     

    A survey of the users would provide a more precise result, of course, but is that game worth the candle?

     

    Barry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,200 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to Barry)

    Barry,

     

    Sometimes is just seems so, I guess.

     

    Jerry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,200 points)
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    May 3, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to RAYNERSINC)

    Thanks Ray,

     

    I suppose there may be a situation where the person with the question feels so good about their own revelation that they think it would help the community if they drew attention to it. They don't get any points for it in the Reputation System, but I'll grant that there may be a time when the mark is appropriate.

     

    Most of the time, and particularly when the respondents are asking leading questions to help the original poster understand the subject, there are good reasons for marking the answers of others as helpful and solved even if they don't spell out the solution in great detail.

     

    We hope to see you back here with more questions.

     

    Regards,

     

    Jerry

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