7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2008 10:30 AM by dg_houston
1groberts Level 1 Level 1
How can I import excel files and manipulate in numbers?



Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • WWJD Level 6 Level 6
    You can control-select an Excel file then select Open With and select Numbers. Alternately, from Numbers' Open dialog select an Excel file.

  • Level 8 Level 8
    And of course, as always in AppleLand, you may drag and drop the Excel document's icon onto the Numbers's one

    Yvan KOENIG (from FRANCE dimanche 13 avril 2008 15:49:00)
  • dengosha Level 1 Level 1
    You cannot import Excel files in Numbers 08, you only export them to Excel.
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7

    From the Numbers Help:

    Importing a Document

    You can create a new Numbers spreadsheet by importing a document created in _Microsoft Excel_ or AppleWorks 6. Numbers can also import files in comma-separated value (CSV) format, tab-delimited format, and Open Financial Exchange (OFX) format.

    This works for most of us.

  • Ryan Tyler Level 1 Level 1
    if i open a csv file it puts every row into one cell. no comma separating. how do you import a csv?
  • Level 8 Level 8
    May you tell us which is the separator used in your CSV file?

    Numbers is able to treats CSV files using really the comma.
    Most of the time, in Europe, we use the semi-colon and Numbers is unable to import our files directly.

    Try to open one of your CSV into TextEdit or Pages.

    You will easily recognize the character used as delimiter.
    Assuming that it is the semi-colon,
    Use the Find Change tool to replace every semi-colon by a tab.
    Then select all
    copy to clipboard
    paste into Numbers.

    Yvan KOENIG (from FRANCE samedi 14 juin 2008 20:07:36)
  • dg_houston Level 1 Level 1
    I fixed the csv import problem by simply correcting the filename I was trying to import. When I downloaded it from my bank, the filename looked like this:

    I took off the .xls and made it:

    It works just fine for me now. I'm not sure if this is your issue, but you may check to see if this easy fix works for you.