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How do I open old .cwk files in Mac Lion?

by alansafe / October 13, 2011 5:43 AM PDT

I have .cwk files that I was able to open in Mac before, but now I cannot open them in Lion. Can anyone tell me how to convert the file into Excel? Or whatever I have to do to be able to open them now that I have upgraded to Lion? I now have Microsoft Office 2011.

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Link comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2011 5:49 AM PDT
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How do I open old .cwk files in Mac Lion?
by alansafe / October 13, 2011 5:54 AM PDT
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What is PAGES?

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(NT) An Apple app.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2011 6:03 AM PDT
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As you obviously do not have iWork,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 13, 2011 8:00 AM PDT

try this:
Right click on one of the files that you want to open. As you mentioned Excel, let's start with an Appleworks Spreadsheet.
Now choose "open with" and if Excel does not appear in the list, choose Other.
Now navigate to your copy of Excel.
Choose it and see if it opens that spreadsheet.
If it does, great. Save it as an Excel Spreadsheet and move along.

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