How to Convert A Numbers File to Excel on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

Converting Numbers file to Excel on Mac, iPhone, or iPad is extremely easy if you need to share it with someone who doesn't use Numbers app. Here's the guide for your help.

The Numbers is a neat, clean, and handy app for macOS and iOS. As it is exclusively for Apple devices, users having Windows machine or Android phone, cannot open the file. If you ever get in a situation when you have to send someone an email with specific spreadsheets that you made in Numbers, but the recipient doesn’t have it, you’ll have to convert the Numbers file to an Excel file on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

Thankfully, the Numbers app has a built-in feature to do this, and we won’t need to get help from any third-party application. The process is quite simple, go through the steps given below.

How to Export Numbers Files as .xls on Mac

Step #1. Open the Numbers spreadsheet you wish to convert.

Step #2. Click on the “File” menu at the top and then hover on to “Export To.”

Step #3. Now click on “Excel.”

Click Export to Excel in Numbers App on Mac

Step #4. In the export options window, you can change settings as per your requirement. Just in case if you aren’t sure of the Excel version your recipient uses; you can change the format to XLS, instead of XLSX from “Advanced Options.”

Options to Save Numbers File as .xls on Mac

Step #5. Click Next, enter the File Name and choose the location where you want to save. Finally, click Export.

Convert Numbers File to Excel on MacExport Numbers Files as Excel File on Mac

That’s it. The Numbers file is converted to Excel, and it is saved at the location you specified. Now let’s see how to do the same on iPhone or iPad.

How to Convert Numbers File to Excel File on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Open your Numbers spreadsheet on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2. Now tap the three dots at the top-right corner of the screen and then tap on“Export” option.

Click on More Button then Click on Export in Numbers App on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. After the export is done, you can either share it with anyone over WhatsApp, Email, Cloud drive, etc. You can also store it locally on your iPhone. Follow the process of the option you select.

Export Numbers File as Excel on iPhone or iPad

That’s all for now!

Wrapping up…

I’ll call it a day for now and will be back with some more nifty tricks and tips to enhance your experience operating your iPad, iPhone, or Mac. Until then, have a great time.

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