2. Spreadsheet Essentials

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Rows and Columns


Now that you can tap your way around the Numbers workspace, it’s time to learn the basics of spreadsheets—you’ll need the skills covered in this chapter to build your spreadsheets, no matter how simple or complex. A Numbers spreadsheet provides a flexible, freeform canvas that you can use to organize data, create tables and charts, manage lists, insert photos and graphics, and place text anywhere on the page. Numbers supports more than 250 math and other functions for performing complex calculations with a few taps.

If you’ve used other spreadsheet programs, such as Numbers for Mac, Microsoft Excel, or OpenOffice.org Calc, then Numbers for iPad will be ...

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