Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
When I try to open it says "You need a newer version of Numbers to open this document.". I downloaded Numbers_103.dmg and updated. The file itself came as an attachment from Numbers on an older PowerBook. Not sure of the version of Numbers. I tried tried dumping the Numbers pref.plist and resarting but it didn't help. When I highlite the file and view it with the space bar it looks normal. Just can't open it with either Excel or Numbers.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to harvey waxman)
Numbers 08 is not capable of opening a document that has been edited by Numbers 09. Given this, it seems that the file you got had been edited by Numbers 09 on that older computer. You need to get that document in a Numbers 08 format if you want to open it in Numbers 08.
If your computer isn't compatible with Mountain Lion, my suggestion is to try to purchase a DVD copy of iWork 09 from a source such as Amazon.