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can I open and work from Microsoft excel in numbers

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Mar 20, 2013 10:31 AM

I used to work from my HP windows laptop and now I have just bought the MAC.  I want to open and continue working on my excel spreadsheets and word files.  Can I use numbers and pages or do I have to go and buy the Microsoft package again?!!

MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 13-INCH,EARLY 2013), iOS 6.1.3
  • Badunit Level 6 Level 6 (10,760 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to Olifat)

    If you plan on sharing documents with other users and those other users are using Office, you would be better off to buy Office for the Mac or use one of the free open source clones of Office.  While Numbers & Pages will import and export Excel and Word documents, it is not a perfect process and it can create a mess if you go back and forth from iWork to Office.

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