3 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2013 12:58 PM by Kurt Lang
lynnfromloomis Level 1 (0 points)

I have reinstalled the app from my disc, but when I try to open it, or any xls file, it doesn't work.  Before this, it would automatically open and convert to xlsx.  Anyone out there know what I should do?  Thank you.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    Did you run all the updates for it?

  • lynnfromloomis Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes.  I checked updates and then I deleted the app and reinstalled Office.  I even imported the Office app from the Time Machine at a time I knew it worked.  It works fine but it defaults to Numbers instead of Excel when I try to open an Excel file I downloaded.  The only way it works (sometimes) is, after I download the file, I drag it to my desktop and open Excel.  When Excel is open, I drag the desktop file into the Excel icon.

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,645 points)

    Click once on any Excel document and press Command+I, or choose Get Info from the menu bar. On the resulting dialogue box, click on the Open with: arrow to expand it if necessary. Click on the drop down menu and choose MS Excel. Click on the Change All button to associate all .xls files with Excel. Repeat for .xlsx files.