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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.
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.
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.
There's a special keyboard associated with formulas.
When entering text, the keyboard turns into a small 10-key pad.
The time and date entry keypad is very useful for entering time-oriented data.
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.
The Numbers help file is very complete and can be used in place of a manual.
The tabs at the top of the "workbook" indicate individual sheets. Here I've added a pie chart to a new sheet.
Numbers can draw bar, column, line, pie and other types of charts.
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.
Here I've added a "speech balloon" to a pie chart.
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