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How Do I Open Numbers V6 File In Numbers V3?

Hi,

I have a early 2009 iMac with MacOS El Capitan version 10.11.6 which is the last OS it supports. I’m running Numbers version 3.6.2(2577) on it. But whenever I try to open a numbers file created on my MacBook / iPad which have later versions of Numbers, the iMac says “you need a newer version of Numbers to open this file”. I don’t want to scrap / upgrade an otherwise perfectly working mac. Is there a way I can get this to work?

FYI i’m using MacBook Late 2009 with High Sierra 10.13.6 with Numbers v6.1(6369) and have Numbers v5.1 on my iPhone / iPads

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Vinit
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Vinit Gupta

Comments: 8 Responses to “How Do I Open Numbers V6 File In Numbers V3?”

    1 month ago

    In Numbers on your newer Mac, you can use File, Export and export a file as “Numbers 09” format. Then you can open that exported version in that old version on your old Mac if you need to.

    But a much better solution is to get the current version of Numbers on that Mac. If it is running El Capitan then why/ not just download the newer version of Numbers from the Mac App Store? It will run it.

    Vinit
    1 month ago

    Thanks for the quick reply Gary. But el capitan only supports numbers v 3. Need to be on Sierra for version 4 onwards. I’m not able to download the current version of numbers from the mac app store.

    1 month ago

    Are you sure your Mac can’t update to a newer version of macOS than El Capitan? A 2009 should be able to go up a version or three from there.
    Otherwise, saving as an older Numbers file format may be your only move.

    Vinit
    1 month ago

    hey Gary,

    Sorry for the late reply. Cannot update for sure. The minimum requirement to run latest version of Numbers 6.1 is MacOs 10.13. i guess i will have to stick to using numbers in iCloud. Any other suggestions?

    1 month ago

    Vint: I realize you can’t update Numbers with your current OS. I’m suggesting that you update your current OS. Your Mac can support a newer version than El Cap. Then, once you are up-to-date on that, you can get a newer version of Numbers.

    Vinit
    1 month ago

    Gary,

    i cannot as its an Early 2009 iMac. El Capitan is the last OS it supports. Anyways, Thanks for the valuable feedback. Much appreciated.

    1 month ago

    Vint: oh, that’s a shame. Late 2009s can go all the way to High Sierra.

    VInit
    1 month ago

    Yes. That’s why my MacBook late 2009 Unibody supports High Sierra and hence has the latest version of numbers as well. Thanks again for your help and advice.

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