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Images in numbers cells

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Timsybel Calculating status...
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Feb 2, 2013 7:32 PM

Is there any third party app that allows an image (either as a thumbnail, hyperlink or full sized image) to inserted in a numbers cell?

iPad 2, iOS 6.1
  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,650 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:04 PM (in response to Timsybel)

    you can set an image as a background of a cell in Numbers for Mac OS X using the cell inspector:

    Screen Shot 2013-02-02 at 10.04.25 PM.png

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 10:00 PM (in response to Timsybel)

    HI Tim,


    An image may be placed only as background fill in a cell. Fill is 'formatting', not 'content'. Content may be pasted into a cell. Formatting may not be pasted into a cell.


    Wayne's image above shows the Graphic Inspector, not the Cell Inspector. Cell fill can be set in the Graphic Inspector or in the Table Inspector. Select the target cell(s), open the Inspector and choose the Table or the Graphic button, choose Background Image from the pop-up menu in the Inspector, then choose the file you wish to insert as fill for the cell(s).


    "It would be great if..." comments are better sent directly to Apple, rather than to this user-to-user forum. Use the Provide Numbers Feedback link in the application menu (the Numbers menu in Numbers '09), or click this link for Feedback—Numbers for iOS. Label your message as a "Feature enhancement request."




  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 1:12 AM (in response to Timsybel)

    Hi Tim,


    Depends what you mean by 'enhanced,' and which version of Numbers (Mac or iOS) you're asking about.


    Numbers for Mac is scriptable, and it's AppleScript dictionary is readily available, so to that extent, it can be 'enhanced.'


    I don't know if iOS supports any form of scripting.


    Other than scripting, Apple tends to keep a pretty tight rein on its software (and hardware) offerings.




  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 2:11 AM (in response to Timsybel)

    "can I get someone to write a script etc to do it (put a photo into a cell as a bg image)?"


    Well beyond my ability to answer. Depends on the answers to these questions; answers that may be known by others, but aren't known by me:


    Mac or iOS for:

        placing the pics?

       viewing the result?


    Numbers for iOS does not support the full feature set of Numbers '09 (Mac). Image fill may be supported, or not.


    Numbers '09 may not support the AppleScript vocabulary necessary to do this.


    Numbers for iOS may not support scripting of any sort.


    Leave the question open here, as others may have that information.


    I'd also suggest reposting the question (including asking about scripting) in the iWork for iOS community.





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