How to Import and Export Excel Files with Numbers

Make sure your spreadsheets work in Microsoft Office as they do in iWork .

Make sure your spreadsheets work in Microsoft Office as they do in iWork

Make Numbers and Excel play nice together once and for all.

In this guide, we’ll not only show you how to export and import Excel files to and from Numbers, but we’ll also show you how you can spot and fix issues that often occur when you do. Whether you want to send a Numbers file to an Excel user or open an Excel document on your Mac with Numbers, we’ll show you the best route to avoid errors and prevent major disagreements between the two applications that, sometimes, can produce serious discrepancies between documents. And, if you have a copy of both applications on your Mac, you will discover how to move files between Excel and Numbers without the headaches. Let’s get started…

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