View Full Version : Cannot open .xlsx file in Windows or Mac

10th February 2008, 02:16 PM
my windows experience is limited, i cannot open a file .xlsx in win or on the mac. what do i need?

10th February 2008, 02:18 PM
Either a) the trial version of iWork, or b) Office 2008.

Bear in mind that the iWork 08 trial is fully functioning for 30days, while I dont think the Office 08 Trial exists yet.

10th February 2008, 02:19 PM
Convert it using this (Assuming you have Office):


or buy Office 2008

10th February 2008, 03:10 PM
thanks, whilst i slowly download

10th February 2008, 04:30 PM
nope the office open XML convertor does not work.
Its funny because in the dock in the downloads pile i can actually see what it is and clearly see the way the document is set out. but i cannot effing well open it.

10th February 2008, 04:37 PM
Open it with TextEdit or use QuickLook (select the file and press space)

10th February 2008, 04:46 PM
it's an office 2007 excel file that hasn't been saved in an office 97-2003 format. you need to go to this page http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
and download the office 2007 compatibility pack. install it on your windows machine and it will let you read docx, xlsx, and pptx files in whatever version of Office you are running.

edit: post 2000 versions only I believe.