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Interacting with Excel and Other Spreadsheet Tools

Numbers provides a fair level of compatibility with Excel. Numbers can open Excel files, converting them to a single table/sheet document that can be saved as a Numbers document or exported as an Excel or CSV file (which can be imported by most spreadsheet and database applications). Exporting loses all graphical items and multitable files become multiple worksheet files in Excel (with descriptions on the first sheet). If Numbers doesn’t support functions or features, it will alert you when it opens a file. Most Excel/Number functions match up very well, however.

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