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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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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 ...
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Prevent Safari from transforming downloaded CSV files to Numbers files

On a computer that has Numbers installed, downloading a CSV file will automatically be converted to a Numbers spreadsheet and no longer be a plain CSV (not just the extension, but the contents ...
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Conditional Formatting for Numbers forms in iOS

I've been tasked with setting up a data entry form in Numbers on an iPad where cells in the sheet have conditional formatting, but it is desired to have the same formatting applied to the linked form. ...
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Naming a Cell in Numbers

Can you define a cell's name in Numbers for use in formulas across a workbook like you can in Excel?
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Numbers not sorting dates correctly

I cannot get the column to sort the dates correctly in Numbers! I want to sort the column by date and instead of sorting 1 through 12, it sorts like this: 1,10,11,12,2,3
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Mac Numbers equivalent to Microsoft Excel's Control+Arrow Keyboard Shortcut

Is there a feature in the MacOS Numbers application that allows me to jump to non-empty cells? In Excel if I hold the control key and press any of the keys ←↑→ or ↓ the cursor will navigate to the ...
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Numbers for macOS: how to update a column of entries

In Numbers for macOS I have a column of entries, each entry (field) is just a single word. How can I update the whole column such that each entry will look like that instead: <img src="...
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Get values from Numbers.app into AppleScript's variables

I have a .numbers file in following format: Product Quantity Price Apple 5 3 Banana 7 2 Orange 3 4 I need to get three variables with new-line separated values, e.g. ...
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Numbers function that returns the location for the current cell

It appears that Numbers does not have user defined functions so I am writing a rather complicated expression in Emacs and then pasting it into the cell to use as an equation. I'd like to reference in ...
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Is there a function in numbers that allows to select elements that have an index congruent to 2 modulo 3 for its row, from a given column?

I want to select and do the average of one every 3 numbers and the row index of the first is 5. So I want to select 5,8,11 etc Is there a way to do it in Numbers?
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How to have Farsi/Persian font in a single column of Numbers

I've got a spreadsheet in Numbers which was a .xlsx file previously. In Windows I used to have one the columns of this spreadsheet to be shown in a Farsi/Persian/Iranian font. This column is only ...
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Have an X-axis per year in a Numbers 2D-line chart

I have a sheet in Numbers where I once a week input the current reading from our electricity meter like below: | Date | Reading | | per day | |------------|------------|-------...
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Is there a way to reverse the order of rows in a chart?

I'd like to change this chart to the following one: So, I'd like to reverse the order of rows. According to an answer on a similar question, you need to create a formula and put it in each cell ...
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Is it possible to “lock” and prevent adding new columns in Numbers?

Is it possible to lock the number of columns in a Numbers sheet so that no new columns are added on the right when tabbing through cells? The problem is when I tab through cells from left to right, ...
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Can I use variable in Numbers cell formula?

I have to write a complex formula like this: IF(5−SUM(C35:I35)>0,5−SUM(C35:I35),"") Can I define a variable for 5−SUM(C35:I35)?
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The index.xml file is missing

I like using numbers 2.2 but also have 4.3.1 installed. I would much rather use 2.2. as its been working all along and because I like the format bar which is not in 4.3.1. I've been using "Open With"...