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terri291 Calculating status...
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Feb 21, 2013 12:11 PM

I recently upgraded to 10.6.8 and lost my Neooffice program.  I have spreadsheets I am unable to open.  I see free programs, however, I reluctant to download.  Any suggestions.  Thank you.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to terri291)

    Open Office is well thought of.

  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to terri291)

    You might also consider using the online Google docs.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,505 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to terri291)

    Or just purchase a license of Numbers ($20) which can open and save to Excel. While it's not Excel it may do the job for you.

  • Khalua Calculating status...
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:02 PM (in response to terri291)

    Microsoft has clearly let it's best efforts go elsewhere with regard to Excel on the iMac. 


    I use Excel on both Wintel and iMac on the same spreadsheets.  The differences are striking.


    The market is simply crying for a robust, powerful speradsheet that can take full advantage

    of the capabilities of gigabytes of RAM, hundreds of megabytes of mass storage, without crashing,

    freezing, randomly choosing it's own variety of fonts in charts, then, locking these same chart/sheets

    out from even saving, because it can't keep up with all the fonts IT CHOSE within the charts.


    I have used Multiplan, Lotus, Excel, etc.  It appears that Microsoft kept their quality in their products

    just long enough to force other GOOD software companies (Borland) out of business before relaxing,

    resting on their laurels and leavng the door open only to open source applications that cannot truly

    offer mission critical alternatives.


    I would love to get all Microsoft products off of my iMac, if I only could.


    They are the least reliable, most crash prone products in existence.


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