Numbers for the iPhone
- Startup screen
If you're totally unfamiliar with Numbers, touch this screen to see more about the app. It's also a good idea to touch the tools button (small wrench) to look at the help files. Tap the plus sign here to add a new spreadsheet.
- Create or open
Here we have an option of either creating a totally new spreadsheet or opening an existing one that has been transferred via iTunes, stored on iDisk, or shared with iWork.com
A number of well-designed templates are included with the app.
- The crowded little screen
See what I mean about things being jammed in here? There's barely enough room to view 15 tiny cells when you're trying to edit a formula or add numbers.
- Formula editor
There's a special keyboard associated with formulas.
- Entering numbers
When entering text, the keyboard turns into a small 10-key pad.
- Time and Date
The time and date entry keypad is very useful for entering time-oriented data.
- Quickoffice Pro
Here's a spreadsheet in Quickoffice Pro. Note that there is a lot less jammed into the same amount of space, making it much more easy to read and use.
- Numbers Help
The Numbers help file is very complete and can be used in place of a manual.
- Tabbed sheet
The tabs at the top of the "workbook" indicate individual sheets. Here I've added a pie chart to a new sheet.
- A variety of charts
Numbers can draw bar, column, line, pie and other types of charts.
- Table types
Want something more than just a plain table in your spreadsheet? Numbers has a lot of different formats that can be applied to your sheets.
Adding a shape or callout to a spreadsheet is simple and fast with the shapes that come with Numbers.
- Adding a callout to a chart
Here I've added a "speech balloon" to a pie chart.