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When I ran OS X Yosemite, I worked on a .numbers file. Just recently, I needed to acces the contents of that file. However, the file opens only in Preview, and the Numbers app appears to be a paid one. I don't remember Numbers being a paid app in the last release of OS X.

How can I open that file without paying for the Numbers app? I really just need to copy the contents?

  • Numbers, Pages & Keynote are all free with a qualifying Apple purchase. There was a break-point when iWork was discontinued, though certainly for a time, you could install iWork & it would auto-update. idk whether that is still true. See apple.stackexchange.com/a/150977/85275 – Tetsujin Aug 1 '16 at 13:17
  • If I understood correctly, because I have 2 years old MBP I must pay for Numbers. – sanjihan Aug 1 '16 at 13:28
  • I have a 2013 Air and I'm able to download Numbers for free from the App Store. You don't mention in your question if you've tried to download Numbers from the MAS. – fsb Aug 1 '16 at 13:30
  • I'm sorry, what is MAS? – sanjihan Aug 1 '16 at 13:33
  • The machine should have qualified when it was new, assuming you are using the same Apple ID for the machine as for App Store – Tetsujin Aug 1 '16 at 13:35

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