6 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2011 12:26 PM by timmy toad
timmy toad Level 1 (5 points)

Hi all, i am severely tempted to purchase the Numbers App, i already have the Pages App.


But i am curious to know why, in Finder i can open a numbers file and view it perfectly ok, of course i do know i cant do much else with it LOL.


BUT if i open Numbers from the Applications folder in Finder, all i get is the screen that tells me my free trial has ended, and it wont open at all.


i thought that strange, but anyway, i will probably buy it from the same place i got Pages from the App Store for £11.99, good value i do believe.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2
  • captfred Level 7 (26,290 points)



    Numbers is a good app, especially if you've used Excel before this.  When you open the numbers file in finder, it probably opens it in Preview.  Preview will be used to open many file formats in it's viewer if you don't have the native app installed. 


    When you install the Numbers app, it should change the "open with" attribute to Numbers.




  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)



    Did you ever knowingly download the iWork Trial? Do you know if it came loaded on your computer?


    I'm curious about the expiration notice.



  • Level 8 (41,790 points)

    The described message is odd.


    The license of the trial version clearly state that when it is expired we may use it as a reader of existing documents.


    What may be required, is to apply the late updates but it's an other problem.

    If the apps are in their required location which is in the folder


    Application:iWork '(09,

    Run Software Update to apply the recent updaters which may be what the syste; is in fact urging you to do.


    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mardi 3 mai 2011 16:36:22


    Please :

    Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community


    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • timmy toad Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi all, thanks for your suggestions chaps, of course iWorks came with the computer and my Trial period has now obviously run out (expired) and i have now done the right thing and purchased a proper copy of it from the App Store, yippee, so i will now have best organised bank account and budget in the land NOT !.


    Thanks again for all your suggestions etc. sorry i can only award one "correct answer"



  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)



    I hope everything goes well, but if it doesn't, let us know. Many users have difficulty migrating from the trial to the purchased version. We've seen this many times and can guide you through it if you have trouble.



  • timmy toad Level 1 (5 points)

    cheers buddy, it does seem ok, ta.