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My accountant has sent me a spreadsheet suffixed .xlsx that I cannot open via Apple Works 6. Will I be able to open it if I get Numbers?

Also, will I be able to send him .xlsx spreadsheets that I create in Numbers? My spreadsheets would be simple ones: just lists of expenses and sums of money in sterling.

I have an MPB with 10.6.8.

Thanks in advance for comments.

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The answer to both of your questions is yes. Unless the particular Excel sheet has some very unusual formulas and attachments, the latest version of Numbers should have no problem opening, editing, and saving it.

But rather than spending money on buying Numbers, why not download one of the free Office suites instead? OpenOffice and LibreOffice are free and contain spreadsheet programs which can do what you're asking.
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Thanks very much chscag for your detailed and helpful reply.
I’ll now investigate the options. I presume that Numbers, OpenOffice and LibreOffice would all come down over the broadband and that I wouldn’t need to wait for a CD to be mailed.
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There's a snag.
Just looked at Numbers and Open Office but they are both asking for more recent OS than my 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). Numbers needs 10.9 and Open Office needs 10.7.
I really dont want to upgrade this 2009 MPB.
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No snag. You didn't look far enough or inquire as to the system requirements.

Go here to download and also see requirements. According to what I read, it can be installed to Tiger or higher.
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Thanks again … now all in hand.
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