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A spreadsheet application developed by Apple as part of its iWork suite availble for iOS, macOS and cross-platform via iCloud. It is the Apple alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.

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How to disable updates notification on iPhone XR (iOS 12.4), such as for an update of Numbers?

I'm using iOS 12.4 on an iPhone XR. Toggling to "off" at Settings | iTunes & App Stores | Automatic Downloads | Updates does not prevent me from getting notifications that updates are available ...
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Copy and paste issue from Excel to Keynote table

I'm having a big issue when copying from multiple Excel cells/rows and then pasting into a Keynote/Numbers table. When I select multiple cells in Excel with named content such as 'David goes to the ...
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Numbers: menu or list to jump to a specific sheet?

Is there a way to access a menu or list of all the sheets in a Numbers document, so I can quickly jump to one specific sheet without having to scroll or page one-by-one with the previous/next keyboard ...
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Help with AppleScript to automate Numbers Cell Formatting

I do several mundane repetitive tasks using Numbers App on a Mac, and wish I could just automate the same with the help of AppleScript. I got Numbers Spreadsheet with several tables, on the selected ...
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How do I establish a secondary axis in Numbers on an iPad Pro?

I see various older questions and replies about secondary axes and presumably can make them on my MacBook Pro. But I’m often working outside on my iPad these days and its lack of anything like ...
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Numbers - continuous line connecting gapped data?

This question over on SuperUser is exactly the same as mine, in the sense that I have a CSV that contains gaps in each column, but I want to plot it as a continuous line. However, I'm using Numbers, ...
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How do I combine two text values from different cells to equal another cell?

Let’s say I always know my row will be 14. I only know the column by another value above it. For example, $Q$7 = A I want to be able to take that value A and add it so that my formula is now $A$14. ...
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How do I choose the minimum value from a lookup table?

I have a Numbers spreadsheet that I use to track my investments. One table includes each stock purchase (ticker, entry basis, entry date, number of shares, computed cost/share. I want to select the ...
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Conditional stdev function in Numbers?

If I have a set A of numbers in Numbers (hah), I can use averageifs to calculate the average of the subset of A which satisfies certain conditions. For example: Say I have the following table: If I ...
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How to interact with a Numbers sheet via AppleScript?

This question is related to: SUMIFS with comparisons to relative cells where I'm trying to figure out a way to do what I want using AppleScript. I've been searching the Web to find a way to set ...
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SUMIFS with comparisons to relative cells

(This is somewhat similar to How do I reference a cell from within a "...IF"-type function condition string? and SUMIF statement with two different conditions (Text based and checkbox)) I ...
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how do I copy a table in Numbers 6.0 without losing the formulas?

Im using the newest version of numbers 6.0 and I'm looking for help on duplicating spreadsheets...I'm working on a custom monthly P&L and want to make a new one each month but do not want to lose ...
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Unique values for x-axis in a number chart

I have a numbers table with a bunch of values in a column, and a count of the respective value in another column. If I am plotting this in a chart, how can I make sure that the values in the one of ...
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Generate a new table entry in one sheet from another

I have a numbers file with 2 sheets: sheet1 and sheet2. On sheet1 is where I am entering some data in some cells. On sheet2 there is a transactions table with different entries. Is it possible to ...
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In Numbers, how can I get a cell value from another sheet with a formula?

My need is to compare content cells from two different sheets in the same file and get the cell value from another column of the first one. This is the tested formula to find the right position: ...
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Transpose a colum into a line inside the same table using a keyboard and trackpad combination

Given the data on this table I type the formula "=B2" in cell "D2" and get Now, I want to select cell "D2" and somehow get the formulas "=B3" in "E2", "=B4" in "F2", and so on, thus resulting in ...
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Is there a way to get more than 5 frozen footer rows in Numbers?

There seems to be an arbitrary limit of 5 frozen footer rows. I'd like to have 10 or 20, because I like to do a lot of analysis on the figures, have them in the same table, and follow the columns as I ...
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How to set Inspector in Numbers for macOS hidden by default?

Whenever I open a spreadsheet in Numbers for macOS, the Inspector's Format tab opens up. I'd prefer to have it hidden by default. Is there any way to change this behaviour?
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Adding column to multiple identically formatted tables in Numbers

I have a document in Number that contains many tables with the same format/columns but different content. I'd like to modify the format for all, adding a new, empty column in the same place with the ...
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Is is possible to multiply ranges and the sum over the new range in pages?

I want to multiply the price times quantity and summ it up. Obviously multiplying columns is not valid. I know i could make a second column where the "price X quantity" is represented and then summ it ...
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Help with Apple Script for dealing with duplicates in Numbers

I had a script that I used to find duplicates in a numbers document and to highlight the duplicate in red. Well I now have a file where there are multiples of the descriptor in column B that are ...
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Is it possible to export a simple Numbers spreadsheet while being dynamic?

I have a few Numbers Spreadsheet that I use to keep track of my budget over the weeks/months but its only accessible in Numbers, which is fine Until I am at work where we use windows. My only ...
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Can't find recently edited numbers file nor the folder the file was in

I have an iMac running High Sierra. I created a spreadsheet in Numbers a couple of months ago. I have been updating it a few times each week. Last edit was this month a couple of times. The Numbers ...
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Is it possible to remove versions from Numbers

I tried importing a large Excel spreadsheet to Numbers. It became even larger, and some features do not work. I decided to delete some sheets (containing graphs which don't work, and are effectively ...
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Collaborative spreadsheet application

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to create fields that represent 'points' to keep tally on mod actions by my online community. Another mod or user who i give permissions to can update ...
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Find the starting row of a sequence of values inside a column of more values

The formula that I am trying to write in cell C1 will look for the first (or all, if multiple matches) starting row number of any given sequence of any number of row values written in column A amongst ...
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Change date format for column of existing non-US format datetimes in Numbers

I can't believe I have to ask this, but here I am. I have a Numbers (Numbers version 6.0 (6194)) sheet with data from an imported CSV file. One column is date/time info, formatted like so: 21.05....
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How to completely turn off auto-format and copying format in Apple Numbers

I want to completely disable auto-format and copying format on Copy/Paste. Is there a way to do it?
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Apple Numbers, matching string variations in a SUMIFS function

I'm using a SUMIFS function to get values from a column in another table depending on if they have a certain string in a corresponding memo column. I'd like to be able to check for a few variations on ...
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MacOs Numbers Areas function?

Does anyone have a real-world use for the areas function? AREAS((B2:B3,C4:C5,D6:D7)) produces 3, the number of elements in the list but what now? Index takes an optional areas-index argument but it'...
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MacOs Numbers and tricks with braces

Has anybody played around with using braces in a formula? Syntactically, they seem to define collections inline in a formula. It would be great if we could figure out how to define multi-row ...
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How to Sum text values like numbers in Numbers?

How can I translate text values into numbers and sum the result?
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Creating a search engine within Numbers on a Mac

I want to know if it’s possible to create a search box directly within my Numbers document without the use of scripting, automator or terminal. The idea is that users could enter search terms in the ...
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MacOS Numbers Create Lists based on Category

I'm reasonably new at Numbers, so looking for some guidance for a problem I believe should be solvable. I've created a spreadsheet which includes a list of athletes and their corresponding brand ...
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Identify last (or first) non-blank cell in range

Is there a way to identify the last (or first) non-blank cell in a range? Consider a sheet that may have multiple rows with blank cells in a certain column. In a cell, I'd like to use the value of ...
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Date & Due Date - Formula Question

Let's say I have two tables, one with the current date (but where I change it manually.), and the other one with a due date. The current date is 01/01/19, and the due date is set to one day past the ...
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How to write a formula with a reference that adapts to new columns

When writing a reference in a formula like: HLOOKUP(Table1::B$2$;Table2::G$3:K$82;46) have the area referenced adapt to new columns added to Table2. E.g. Table2 has columns from A to K, and every ...
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Calculation in Numbers to figure out the date 5 business days from another date

I have been going around and around but haven't quite grasped some of the key formula concepts. I have a start date and want to add 5 business days to it. Start date + 5 doesn't take into account ...
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Evaluate a formula stored in a cell

Is it possible to store an expression in a cell and then refer to it/evaluate it within other cells? I've found myself repeatedly using complex expressions in cell formulas, e.g., the sub-expression ...
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NUMBERS Is it possible to select all the cells that share the same background colour on an existing table?

I have a large(ish) table, which is 75 rows, and 120 columns. so, 9000 cells. They are all empty of data, but some of them have their background fill set to Colour A, and some have it set to Colour B. ...
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How do I unhide columns in Numbers using AppleScript?

How do I unhide columns in Numbers using AppleScript? I created a custom shortcut so that ⌘+U unhides all columns, so I have tried this so far: tell application "Numbers" open POSIX file "/path/...
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How does one separate a Numbers spreadsheet with multiple (4) tabs into separate files?

I have been given a spreadsheet with 4 separate tabs/sheets. I would like to separate them into different files. I know that I can cut-and-paste and create new files but is there a simpler/easier way ...
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Keep a Numbers chart stationary while scrolling the page?

In Numbers, is there a way to make a chart stay visible at the top of the page while I scroll down through the rest of the page's contents? Similar to how a table's header row can be made to stay ...
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Move rows or columns with keyboard shortcuts in Numbers

Looking for a way to move rows and columns using the keyboard. This would obviously be based on the currently-selected cell — regardless of whether or not the row or column is selected. On a related ...
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Numbers app: conditional highlighting using color scales?

Is this possible, like you can in other spreadsheet software to do something like this? (color scales)
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Numbers version 5.3(5989). How to Calculate Duration by comparing two cells formatted as datetime?

Column A has been formatted in the “datetime” format. Date and time from my glucose meter were entered into Column A and displays as in the default option I selected. Column D is the glucose readings ...
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Unmerge all cells in Numbers xls file

In this situation I have 2 cells merged into 1. How can I unmerge it so the result will be 2 cells with the same data? I have cases with up to 7 cells merged in the xls file. How can I unmerge them ...
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How can I set a file password for a Numbers file with AppleScript?

Is it possible to activate the password protection (that is available in the file menu, like described here) of a Numbers file via AppleScript? And if yes, how? As an alternative: could this be done ...
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Numbers help me work out my gas consumption

Trying hard to work out my yearly gas and electricity consumption. I have forumla for SUMIF: =SUMIF (B,"="&F6,Gas Reading) But I think I want to do (IF the year is 2015 [F6 entry], then find ...
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Not able to add column in Numbers

I created a table in Numbers. Please see below picture. Strangely, I am not able to add/insert column. As you can see, Add Column Before & Add Column After options are greyed out. Could someone ...