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  • 15. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    George Chapman Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    Didn't read this before sending my last commment, but this happened to me also. Had to send from icloud to icloud and not everyone has icloud.

  • 16. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Agree, George.  In face, regardless of how proud Apple is of iCloud, Gmail has more than 3X the number of users. But even that doesn't concern me...my problem is that NONE of the people to whom I send spreadsheets uses iCloud.com, so for me this is a huge problem.

  • 17. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    Petan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I think there is bigger issue/bug in new Numbers....it seems to be some compatibility issue between iOS and OSx iWorks doc.....https://discussions.apple.com/message/23664132#23664132

  • 18. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    George Chapman Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    There's another thread somewhere on here that explains how Apple has changed the whole file structure of iWorks. They apparently had a reason but the whole thing is beyond me. I doubt we'll change their minds. I'm not sure where that leaves us. Search for the thread and maybe someone can explain it to us in simple terms.

  • 19. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,180 points)

    There are two.

     

    What has been lost in Numbers 3.0 upgrade

     

    What has been gained in Numbers 3.0 upgrade

     

    There's also a thread discussing workarounds for many of the missing features, but it didn't jump out and say 'Here I am!' in response to my short search.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • 20. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (4,580 points)

    Hi Barry,

     

    "Here I am!"

     

    Hints on workarounds here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/23622372#23622372

     

    And to complete the list:

     

    Features that Apple has promised to reinstate:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6049

     

    Regards,

    Ian.



  • 21. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    SGIII Level 5 Level 5 (4,130 points)

    ...my problem is that NONE of the people to whom I send spreadsheets uses iCloud.com, so for me this is a huge problem.

     

    Larry, the recipients do NOT need to have an iCloud account. They do not even need to have a Mac. Anyone on a Mac or PC can access a link you send them, and download the document, as long as they have a modern browser.

     

    Gmail does not play nicely with the new Numbers file format. Right now sending from a Gmail address doesn't work. And it's not suprising that sending a document to a Gmail address doesn't work either.

     

    I'm a Gmail user too. But Google's security measures that have caught the new Numbers file format in their net haven't bothered me at all. Sending links, via Gmail or any other mail service, works really well.

     

    SG

  • 22. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    SGIII Level 5 Level 5 (4,130 points)

    George Chapman wrote:

     

    Yes I can send by icloud but I'm not sure everyone can get email from icloud.

     

    George, I think you can rest easy on that particular point.  Recipients will receive email sent from iCloud as well as they will receive email from another provider. 

     

    And, in my experience, sending iCloud links works well in Numbers 3.  As noted above, the recipient does not need to have an iCloud account or even know what iCloud is or have a Mac.

     

    One thing you do need to keep in mind is that, as with email, sharing a document is not secure. Currently you can't password protect it if you send it by link. Don't share if if you have confidential information in the document.

     

    SG

  • 23. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    SGIII Level 5 Level 5 (4,130 points)

    George Chapman wrote:

     

    There's another thread somewhere on here that explains how Apple has changed the whole file structure of iWorks. They apparently had a reason but the whole thing is beyond me...Search for the thread and maybe someone can explain it to us in simple terms.

     

    I don't know the technical details but I can say that the old file format (I understand it was actually two different formats that were made to seem like one to the user) created headaches in syncing with Numbers for iOS. It's only after switching to the new format with Numbers 3 that syncing to other devices across iCloud has started working well.

     

    For those who don't care about iOS, the new format may not seem like much. But for those who see productivity gains in being able to do data entry on the go and also display attractive output from a spreadsheet on an iPad, the new format is a big enhancement.

     

    SG

  • 24. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Larry, the recipients do NOT need to have an iCloud account. They do not even need to have a Mac. Anyone on a Mac or PC can access a link you send them, and download the document, as long as they have a modern browser.

     

    @SGIII: I agree this works...but surprisingly, many people who use a Mac don't use iCloud at all.  Good example: the person I needed to send this file to yesterday is a Mac user and is a retired commercial pilot, so he's not stupid.  I sent him the link and of course it opened up in Numbers Beta in iCloud and my phone rings with, "I want this spreadsheet to be on my desktop...not online. This thing is asking me if I want to get started with Numbers Online...and I don't."

     

    Given, he's a very casual user of Numbers, if at all, and I'm sure if he'd have played with it a few minutes he would have figured out he could click on "Tools - Download a Copy" without me telling him.  But it still should be easier...especially since it's Apple. 

     

    Oh, well...I agree we're probably stuck with it and I'm sure it helps the iOS crowd.  I very rarely have ocassion to use iWorks on my iPhone, but I do on my iPad, but then again I'm retired.  I'm sure the business crowd sees iWorks 3 as a huge improvement.  I'm glad, though, that Apple said they'd returne "most" of the previous features...even though they caveated with "over time".  Thanks for your comments here.

  • 25. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)

    Larry,

     

    I don't care for iCloud Numbers or iOS Numbers myself. But, I've found iCloud storage and linking to be quite handy. Tell your friend to download the file and then dismiss the offer to open in iCloud iWork. Instead, Open from the file menu in Numbers for Mac.

     

    Jerry

  • 26. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Jerry, unless I'm missing something, I don't think the recipient has a choice (if he has an iCloud account).  I tried sending it to my wife's Mac and she doesn't even know where iCloud is....but it still opened in iCloud. I don't see how the file can be downloaded without opening it in Numbers Beta in iCloud...otherwise you don't have access to "Tools - Download a Copy". How does the recipient download a file (after clicking on the link they get) "without" using iCloud Numbers Beta?

  • 27. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    SGIII Level 5 Level 5 (4,130 points)

    Larry,

     

    It's really easy. No harder than opening up an attachment to an email.

     

    download-a-copy.png

     

     

     

    SG

  • 28. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    SGIII...what you're showing here is from WITHIN Number Beta in iCloud.  What I'm asking is how can a Mac user download a file from that link WITHOUT opening it first?  I don't think they can.

  • 29. Re: Can't email a Numbers file
    SGIII Level 5 Level 5 (4,130 points)

    Larry,

     

    I think you are correct. The recipient of the email sees a link.  Click the link and the spreadsheet opens automatically in the browser (no need to fuss with iCloud accounts or anything like that). 

     

    The only thing the recipient needs to do is click Download a Copy in the Tools menu.  Not at all hard to do.  A recipient not at a Mac can still view (and edit) the spreadsheet if needed.

     

    SG