Files with the .NUMBERS extension contain ZIP compressed sets of files comprising a spreadsheet: an index catalogue with binary files in the IWA proprietary format, a metadata catalogue with PLIST files, and a graphic file illustrating a NUMBERS document in the fast preview option. NUMBERS files are stored in a proprietary format developed by Apple, using a program designed for creating spreadsheets – Numbers. The Numbers application is a component of the iWorks office suite for Mac OS since 2007, and for iPad since 2010.
NUMBERS spreadsheet may include on its so-called canvas, such elements like:
NUMBERS spreadsheets differ from classic spreadsheets in terms of approach toward data. They do not have to contain tables with data, and data like charts and images, are not placed in specified cells, but in the space of a document – the so-called canvas. Such files can be converted into spreadsheet formats of different programs, but their appearance or functionality are usually not maintained.
Files with .NUMBERS extension are not supported by the standard equivalent for Windows platform – Microsoft Excel. In order to open a file on a computer operating on Windows system, first, You need to export the file from the Apple Numbers program, use the following options from the menu: Files → Export to → Excel… .
If You do not have access to the Apple Numbers application, you can try to convert the file into the XLSX format, using one of the tools available online.
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the NUMBERS extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of NUMBERS file conversion to a different format.
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the NUMBERS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the NUMBERS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the NUMBERS file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the NUMBERS file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the NUMBERS file should be solved.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the NUMBERS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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