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Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2007 9:23 AM (in response to McCrystal Image)I have a similar problem which also occurred today. Since November last year, I've been adding data daily to one particular spreadsheet using excel on the mac.
Last week I converted the document to numbers format and continued adding data, seemingly with no problems whatsover.
Then this morning I try and open the file and I get an error message saying 'The document "XXXXX" could not be opened.
I checked the support section of the web site and there is nothing that covers this.
How can I get my data back?
Come on Apple, give me some suggestions for a workaround!
Please!!!!macbook pro 17", Mac OS X (10.4.10), iwork '08 ilife '08
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2007 11:57 AM (in response to slickest)Well, not sure if it's relevant or not but I was looking through the package for the file which no longer opens and comparing against another numbers spreadsheet package.
In the folder 'Contents' there is a file called PkgInfo. This file is described as a Unix Executable type in the spreadsheet which is still working. However, in the spreadsheet which no longer opens it appears that the 'kind' description is Document.
I wonder if this could be the reason for the file not opening and, if so, how to rectify the problem.macbook pro 17", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2007 1:11 AM (in response to McCrystal Image)I have the same problem. Very frustrating.iMac intel 20", MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2007 7:05 AM (in response to iPhantom)From the number of people who have visited this thread I imagine we are not alone in this. Apple, Where are you?
I went out and bought the upgrade. I'm questioning my sanity. I should be able to stop the order and go back to Neo office for spreadsheets again.
Anyone out there come up with a better solution?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2007 11:08 PM (in response to McCrystal Image)Numbers has been slow all day working in a converted file with half a dozen tables.
My system crashed this evening after Apple BackUp attempted a backup that would have filled my ghard drive (I don't know Backup very well and should not have set this up yet).
This error forced Mail to Shut Down and in my attempts to rectify the problem, I quit all running apps and rebooted. My Dock has reverted back to something like the original configuration, but worse..
I am now getting the same "Cannot open File" when I attempt to open it in Numbers.
The irony of this being connected to something rleated to the backing up of files has me amused and distressed all at the same time.
Awaitng a recovery procedure from Apple or a workaround from anyone reading this.
AaronMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2007 1:51 AM (in response to McCrystal Image)Same problem for me this morning
Apple! What did you do ?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2007 2:23 AM (in response to macspyre)This forum is not visited by Apple emplyees.
So, your request will remains without responces.
Use the Numbers menu item dedicated to this kind of report.
It's the 5th in the Numbers menu.
Yvan KOENIG (from FRANCE mercredi 19 septembre 2007 11:22:58)To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2007 10:39 AM (in response to McCrystal Image)I just experienced the same bug and found out (*at least for me*), that this is a total data loss on the document. Inspecting the package contents shows that there's an empty index.xml.gz file. On working Numbers documents, your document data is in this xml file. I submitted a bug report via Numbers feedback with my findings.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2007 2:57 PM (in response to McCrystal Image)Hi. I just had a Numbers document refuse to open on me.
I am running Leopard.
I tracked the problem down to JPEG that I had imported. I right clicked on the Numbers doc to Show Package Contents and removed the JPEG from the folder. The numbers doc then opened but couldn't find the JPEG (obviously). The finder didn't seem to like the jpeg and kept quitting when I tried to Get Info on it. Preview/Quicklook didn't like it either. Anyway, it opened in Photoshop OK so I copied it into a new photoshop doc and saved it as a tiff and re inserted it back into numbers and all is well.PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5)