Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to gerberdaisy)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to Kappy)
thanks for your quick reply. i tried both suggestions, and neither worked. keep getting the message "the document filename.xls could not be opened. (or with the changed extension).
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 2:16 PM (in response to gerberdaisy)
Youu may have a bad file transfer or save. Typically, need to save in MS Office 2007 format.