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A friend has given me a spreadsheet generated by Mac OSX "Numbers" and before I ask her to resend it, I'm wondering if there's secretly a way that I can just read this in Ubuntu.

Is there maybe a plugin for LibreOffice? Just googling isn't turning up much -- "numbers" kind of gets lost in the noise.

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  • Zamzar usually works OK... but that can be annoying, takes ages, etc. LibreOffice has quite a few extensions, but sadly this does not appear to be amongst them. Even if it did have the right extension, it would be a matter of whether it would work or not...
    – Wilf
    Jan 20, 2014 at 17:30

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I am using Ubuntu 20.04, and the file with ".numbers" extension opens correctly with LibreOffice Calc

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  • I found myself once again needing to open a .numbers on Ubuntu and this time it just worked to open it from within Calc.
    – Amanda
    Aug 19, 2021 at 14:56
  • Although the macros are all gone (not surprised)... Apr 26, 2022 at 13:57
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Steps:

  1. Log into icloud.com and click on "Numbers"
  2. Upload the .Numbers file to your iCloud account. Some browsers support drag-and-drop
  3. Download the file in .CSV or .XLSX format. Download options are available by alt-clicking the file you just uploaded
  4. Open in LibreOffice
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I'd rather comment but not enough points... I think I would ask your friend to use numbers to do the following and send you a .csv file. Any of us with numbers could do it for you. I will if you wish to send me the file... I have MS Office on my Mac and several other office packages. On my ubuntu box I have libreoffice, if I can help you... scott

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5491619

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  • She's not super tech savvy and the point of sending me this file was that she could stop dealing with it and it would be my problem. So before I ask her to go open it and save as csv, I want to figure out if I can do the legwork myself.
    – Amanda
    Jan 20, 2014 at 18:26
  • @ScottPorter, it is probably possible to export to xml or xls formats, which can then be imported into LibreOffice at the click of a button...
    – Wilf
    Jan 20, 2014 at 19:43
  • Your link does not work by the way...
    – Wilf
    Jan 20, 2014 at 19:43
  • I just tried the link, apple says:back soon, sorry Amanda. As for xml or xls, I tried in numbers v 3.0.1 and PDf, Excel and CSV are the export options. Sorry I wasn't more help. Jan 21, 2014 at 0:59
  • Link is fixed, FWIW.
    – Amanda
    Jan 21, 2014 at 3:19
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This online tool can be used -> https://www.zamzar.com/convert/numbers-to-csv/

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