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numbers for mac - how to create a data entry form?

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saildirk Calculating status...
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Nov 1, 2012 9:37 AM

How do you create a Data Entry Form for Numbers in iwork to work on a mac? 

 

It seems like this can easily be done on the iOS but not on the Mac Version?  Is there a third party plug in?  When will a new version of Numbers come out?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to saildirk)

    Nothing in that 2010 post or in the thread containing it implied the feature would be included in 'iWork 2010', or even that there would be an 'iWork 2010' (for Mac).

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Badunit Level 6 Level 6 (10,775 points)

    This is a prime example demonstrating that speculation is simply that: speculation.  It is obvious that this speculation from 2010 was incorrect. No 2010 (or 2011 or 2012) version of the Mac iWork apps were released. Maybe they'll bless us with one in 2013.

     

    The Mac version of Numbers does not have forms. There are quite a few differences between the iOS and Mac versions of iWork. Unless you stick with the basic features, transfering documents from one to the other will result in irreversible changes and/or loss of functionality in your document.

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,800 points)

    I think for a business to use iWork as a database is a HUGE mistake.  I would set up a a database using mysql and php, then design a web based interface.

     

    Another good solution is to look at Bento (the little brother of FileMaker) or use Filemaker.

     

    Just my thoughts.

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