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Numbers for iPad: Visual QuickStart Guide by Chris Fehily

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1. Getting Started

In This Chapter

iPad Basics

Getting Numbers

The Numbers Interface

The iPad is best known for consuming stuff (music, videos, ebooks, websites, games, and so on), but Apple’s iWork apps let you create stuff. The iWork trio of apps includes Pages, for word processing, Keynote, for presentations, and—the subject of this book—Numbers, for spreadsheets.

Numbers lacks the extensive features of its bigger brothers—Microsoft Excel and Numbers for Mac—and isn’t meant to replace them, but it’s tuned to work with the iPad’s multi-touch interface, occupies little space, and is adept at the important things: data entry, tables, formulas, functions, charts, and formatting. You also can share your spreadsheets and annotate or embellish them ...

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