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problem with opening numbers

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algieboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 26, 2013 9:33 AM

Have found that I cannot open my number by double clicking on the file, an error message appears, saying....

 

The application "Numbers" can't be opened.

-600

 

I have restored from a TimeMachine Back up and still no joy.

 

It is possible to obtain a preview vai the 'space' bar and it will open if I open it through the Numbers app.

 

Has anyone got any ideas?

Please.

  • judysings Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,305 points)
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    Aug 28, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to algieboy)

    Hi algieboy,

     

    Welcome to the Support Communities!

       

    The article below may be able to help you with this issue.

    Click on the link to see more details and screenshots. 

     

    It sounds like you may need to uninstall and reinstall the Numbers application.

     

    Mac OS X: How to troubleshoot a software issue

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1199

     

    I hope this information helps ....

    Have a great day!

     

     

    - Judy

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Aug 28, 2013 8:16 PM (in response to algieboy)

    The iWork apps don't do well being moved from one disk to another, whether that is a Time Machine back up or another Mac. It is always best to install again from the original source & it is best to start by removing what you've already installed or copied. The files to delete are the iWork ’09 folder from the main HD > Applications; the iWork ’09 folder in HD > Library > Application Support & the individual iWork application plist files found in HD > Users > (your account) > Library > Preferences for each user. The easiest way to fix the problem is to use Yvan Koenig's AppleScript that removes the files. I have put a copy on my Box.com account in the iWork folder. Download uninstall iWork '09.zip, decompress it, open it in AppleScript Editor and click the Run button.

     

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  • judysings Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,305 points)
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    Sep 1, 2013 2:21 PM (in response to algieboy)

    Hi algieboy,

     

    Glad to hear you are back on track!

     

    - Judy

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