2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 1:59 PM by elaine555
elaine555 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a 10.6.8 OS.  I need to be able to open, read and write to an Excel document a co-worker is sending me.  Can't even open it......

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Peggy Level 8 (38,615 points)

    Although in the past, AppleWorks 6 was able to open almost all Word & Excel documents, it is not able to open those saved with newer versions of either Mac or PC application. The Office translators in AppleWorks were introduced in late 2000 or early 2001 & have not been updated. In the meantime, Microsoft has made significant changes in the file formats & AppleWorks can't open them any more. AppleWorks 6 was released in March, 2000, & hasn't even had any kind of update since January, 2004.


    Your best option would be to use a free Office clone such as LibreOffice or Numbers, part of iWork.



  • elaine555 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank ypu Peggy, I did download LibreOffice and although it's not as user friendly as Apple programs, it did the trick.  Thanks again.