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MickeyMac 09-14-2009 02:34 PM

Why does my iPod Touch open .xls, but not my iMac?
 
The title pretty much says it all. Why does my iPod Touch open an .xls windows created excel spreadsheet, but my iMac doesn't? I am downloading Open Office now, but I'm just trying to understand why it works on the iPod, but not the iMac?
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baggss 09-14-2009 05:36 PM

The iPod comes with the software to read Word and Excel docs by default. You can't create or edit them but you can read them. If you want to read them on a Mac you have to add MS Office or an equivalent. Pretty simple actually.

Collin Bl 09-14-2009 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baggss (Post 907088)
The iPod comes with the software to read Word and Excel docs by default. You can't create or edit them but you can read them. If you want to read them on a Mac you have to add MS Office or an equivalent. Pretty simple actually.

or import them into Pages and Numbers and then u can export them in M$ if u need to.

vansmith 09-14-2009 06:47 PM

If you just need to look at them, you can always use Quick Look. Just highlight the file and press the spacebar.

You can also download OpenOffice to look at the files. Be warned that although compatibility is pretty good with Office files in OpenOffice, it's not perfect. It gets worse with Office 2007/2008 files but since it's free, it's worth a shot.


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