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Printing Numbers from IPad

830 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2013 3:36 PM by HuffRB RSS
crazybird1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 28, 2012 8:21 PM

Not sure why this should be a problem but it is. I come from a world of WYSIWYG which was started by Apple. But this program seems work on WYSIWUDG (what you see is what you don't get). I set sizes, tab columns, headings...what ever and when I print I get the same stupid crunched up layout stuffed into a 2" margin. Really? Who uses that limitation? Type sizes mean nothing. Can't adjust the margins. Come on, seriously? This program has so much potential but when you spend hours creating a spreadsheet that doesn't print out like you expect it to, wow, that's frustrating.

      I really want the convenience of this app to work on my iPad and iPhone but I NEED to have the ability to print it for others to use. Totally useless the way it is unless someone can tell me the secret to printing that I have not been able to discover.  Any ideas from anyone?

iPad, iOS 6.0.2
  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 11:52 PM (in response to crazybird1)

    Hi CB,


    In the Mac version (which is the topic in the Numbers community in which you posted), Paper size is set in the Document inspector or the Print dialogue; Margins are set in the Layout Inspector. Default margins (for US localization) are 1 inch on all sides.


    As there may be differences with Numbers for iOS, I've requested this thread be transferred to the iWork for iOS community.




  • ronniefromcalifornia Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to crazybird1)

    Printing is something that has taken me some time to get used to. In the PC world, it seems you set the "print area" to fit the content, howver here we seem to set the "content" to fit the print area (where the print area is 8x11 page sizes).


    Although, maybe this isn't your issue, since when I get to Print Preview, it pretty much is WYSIWYG. In the print preview page, have you tried adjusting the scale at the bottom of the page? There is a bar there with Portrait/Landscape, scale, and Auto Fit. If you want the content larger, drag the scale knob right. You should see the content get larger and possible go across several sheets of paper. Mabye there is a balance need to find between font size and scale to make it work for your needs?

  • iLadyOK Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to crazybird1)


    i have been using print n share app on the ipad, and recently its been updated so you can use the 'Open in...' function to open and print pages from keynote, numbers and pages

    look for it on the app store and see if this may be a possible solution

  • iLadyOK Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 2:17 AM (in response to crazybird1)

    hullo again!

    have you tried contacting their support?

  • HuffRB Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:36 PM (in response to crazybird1)

    I'm having the same issues.  Formatted spreadsheet in Numbers on Mac OS, saved/emailed, opened in Numbers on iPad2.  When I go to Print/Share, suddenly it's running the table that fit in the regular view onto two page widths.  There's no setting on the iPad version of Numbers to define the page setup or print margins.   And yes, one can select "scale to fit", however, as crazybird1 indicates, it gives way too large default margins, leaving the text nearly unreadable on the printed page.  Anyone know how to get to a "page setup" or "page definition" option on the iPad Numbers app?


    (all Mac OS; iOS; and app versions are current)


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