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Need to open an xlsm extension
#56330 10/02/20 01:23 AM
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It there a utility that will help me open an xlsm document on my Mac? I don't have excel which is what some recommend to use.


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
plantsower #56331 10/02/20 01:52 AM
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You should be able to get Apple's Numbers as a free d/l from the App Store, and I'm pretty sure it will open Excel docs (which .xlsm docs are).


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
artie505 #56332 10/02/20 03:48 AM
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I guess I gave you the wrong impression or maybe not. My work schedule usually comes in pdf format but, for some reason, it came in .xlsm format. I will try that, but not sure how to make it work. Hope it's a simple process. Here I go. I'll let you know how it turns out.


Originally Posted by artie505
You should be able to get Apple's Numbers as a free d/l from the App Store, and I'm pretty sure it will open Excel docs (which .xlsm docs are).


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
artie505 #56333 10/02/20 04:09 AM
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Well, no surprise. I can't figure out how to use it. ☹️☹️


Originally Posted by artie505
You should be able to get Apple's Numbers as a free d/l from the App Store, and I'm pretty sure it will open Excel docs (which .xlsm docs are).


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
plantsower #56334 10/02/20 04:26 AM
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OK, I accidentally got it to work. I looked in my email where the pdf was attached after I downloaded Numbers, and the attached xlsm file had the Number icon on it instead, so I opened it. Thanks for the idea.


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
plantsower #56335 10/02/20 05:17 AM
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Well, I'm not sure how that happened, but I"m happy to hear that it worked.

(You should have been able to launch Numbers, hit ⌘-O, and select the .xlsm doc on your desktop.)

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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
artie505 #56337 10/02/20 05:30 PM
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The problem is that the document wasn't in my documents, it was just in my email, so Numbers somehow could find it to open it without me going to the email and clicking on the document there.




Originally Posted by artie505
Well, I'm not sure how that happened, but I"m happy to hear that it worked.

(You should have been able to launch Numbers, hit ⌘-O, and select the .xlsm doc on your desktop.)


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
plantsower #56352 10/03/20 04:54 PM
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You should be able to drag the icon for the document from the email onto your Desktop and then do as everyone above is suggesting. Alternatively you could download the document like you would any other attachment.


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Ira L #56353 10/03/20 05:56 PM
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Thanks. It worked out, but next time I will try that. I just had no idea how to use it.


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You should be able to drag the icon for the document from the email onto your Desktop and then do as everyone above is suggesting. Alternatively you could download the document like you would any other attachment.


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
plantsower #56354 10/03/20 06:24 PM
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An email with an attachment shows this when you hover your cursor. Clicking on the paperclip icon calls up a "Save To..." dialog pane with which you can save it to your desktop, documents...wherever you prefer.


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
artie505 #56356 10/03/20 09:45 PM
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I see the paperclip at the end of the email and also the vlsm icon on the bottom of my email. I can control click the icon and it opens or even just click on it because it shows the Numbers icon. Clicking the paperclip does not offer me a save option but the control click on the icon does. Anyway, it works now.


Originally Posted by artie505
An email with an attachment shows this when you hover your cursor. Clicking on the paperclip icon calls up a "Save To..." dialog pane with which you can save it to your desktop, documents...wherever you prefer.


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
plantsower #56361 10/04/20 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by plantsower
Clicking the paperclip does not offer me a save option but the control click on the icon does. Anyway, it works now.
Clicking on the paper clip should call up the top option here.

Selecting "All" (see bottom option) enables you to save all attachments to a single location, and selecting them one at a time enables you to save to more than one location.


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
artie505 #56362 10/04/20 01:43 AM
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When I click on the paperclip, all I get is a copy of the email. It's okay. It's working like I said it was.



Originally Posted by artie505
Originally Posted by plantsower
Clicking the paperclip does not offer me a save option but the control click on the icon does. Anyway, it works now.
Clicking on the paper clip should call up the top option here.

Selecting "All" (see bottom option) enables you to save all attachments to a single location, and selecting them one at a time enables you to save to more than one location.


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
plantsower #56363 10/04/20 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by plantsower
When I click on the paperclip, all I get is a copy of the email.
This has been an altogether strange sequence of events.

Oh, well, as long as something works. tongue


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Re: Need to open an xlsm extension
artie505 #56365 10/04/20 03:55 AM
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It always seems to be strange when I'm involved. confused


Originally Posted by artie505
Originally Posted by plantsower
When I click on the paperclip, all I get is a copy of the email.
This has been an altogether strange sequence of events.

Oh, well, as long as something works. tongue


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