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numbers not opening .xls files (same with pages...)

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just got my new imac and i've been searching for information as to why i can't open .xls or .doc files in iwork. everything is up to date. it worked on my old mac. any suggestions? i tried renaming the extensions to .numbers or .pages and still won't open.




iwork, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,190 points)

    If you are trying to open them by double-clicking on the document, then select one of the documents. Press COMMAND-I to open the Get Info window. In the Open With panel select Pages from the dropdown menu then click on the Change All button. Repeat for .xls files except choose Numbers.


    Or open the files from within Numbers or Pages using the File menu in the program. Then save the file as a Numbers or Pages document using Save As (hold down the OPTION key and select Save As in the File menu.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,190 points)

    Youu may have a bad file transfer or save. Typically, need to save in MS Office 2007 format.


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