Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
hi jerry. thanks. i think with a lot of your (and other) help i have wrestled this into shape over here and hope to finish this weekend.
can i just ask you a little more on this one? my problem is that i have a series of /sections/ that go vertically downward so that lower in your screenshot i may have cells that are outlined in black and in bold and in 3pt width. so in the case here i would be selecting the Column and telling it to go back to THIN because when i deleted the Column that had a bold and dashed and 3pt outline it /left/ this outline in place for the cell next to it.
however, if i now tell the whole column to go back to thin, this means that wherever i had THICK outline inbetween the sections in this column or wherever i had no outline between columns it would now be thin.
i mean, this is very hard to explain but i am positive that the time i spend on the outlines in this spreadsheet is 3X the amount of time i actually spent working on the spreadsheet because i was constantly having to go through 800 cells in 18 sections and REFORMATTING something that got lost or something that could not be fixed (or copied) in a single or multiply selectable way.
also, when i reformat a cell do i almost always have to select the cell, select the outline are to be affected, select the linetype, select the width AND select the color? or is there some STYLE functionality i should start using or some DEFAULT SETUPS that i can use for this instead?
even SIMPLY being able to multiple select and do a format outline for a cell would be a huge improvement for me. am i missing something and you CAN multiply select to do outlines or maybe i am misunderstanding somehow that numbers has some really smart feature i am not understanding and telling a whole column to go back to thin will only affect the areas that are dashed and bold and it will leave alone the cells that are solid outline bold or no outline at all?
seems to me like the program is 25% finished in some respects and 50% finished in other respects and 95% finished in different areas...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
Formatting will become easier with practice. I find the sequence of the little dance we do to apply borders is slightly different in Version 3, at least it seems so.