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txturbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I must be missing something. I can not figure out how to make a form.

What's the trick?

Imac, Mac Book Pro, Iphone, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,460 points)
    Hit the plus tab to create a new sheet, you should get an option to add new sheet or form. Select form and then choose the table to base it off of.
  • FRosignolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Perhaps i'm missing something, but I had the same question as above and attempted to follow your recommended solution without success. I have one sheet which contains my table, when i press the "+" button no options are given.

    I was able to accomplish it when using the template supplied by numbers, but the option is not provided when using my form. What is the discriminating factor?

    Thank you for your assistance

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    That option appears to be only available if you're using one of the predefined templates.
  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,460 points)
    nope. i did it on my time tracking spreadsheet that I made form scratch. My wife has custody today (we're waiting on saving up enough for a second one now), I will try again when I get home to see when you can and connot do it.

  • MDP Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
    I can't get Numbers for iPad to let me do a Form; tapping the + tab never asks whether I want a Form or a Sheet, it goes ahead & creates a blank sheet. I'm using an imported spreadsheet, not a template. If this is limited to templates, then Apple's video tutorials are very misleading.
  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,460 points)
    The only time I get this behavior is when there are no tables on a spreadsheet on which to base a new form. I.e. A new workbook with no tables

  • Greg Limes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I get a new sheet when I "tap" the + tab.
    I get a popup (New Sheet or New Form) if I hold it down instead.
    Hope this helps!

    ( yeah, i was going nuts trying to figure out how to add an input form, too. )
  • txturbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I get the new sheet when I press the "+" button. When I hold it down it just changes color while I hold it down. When I release it nothing happens.
  • I-ku-u Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The trick is to have at least 1 table with a non-empty header row. Otherwise the form creation has no column names to use.
  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,460 points)
    yep, thats what i found too. Gotta have something for it to reference back to.

  • butrusgali Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    This feature has a bug, it is only suggesting my first table on the sheet to link form
  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,460 points)
    Do you have an header row in the other table(s)? It needs that to identify what labels to place on the form.

    I have found these observations while experimenting now...

    A table must have at least one header row to be valid to base a form on
    If that table has more than one header row, the top most one is used for the labels on the form.


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  • butrusgali Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    aaaahhhhh not sure how the header row is used but ty that did the trick

    one q? you dont have forms in the desktop version correct?

    again thanks that saves some work having forms to enter data
  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,460 points)
    Nope, not on the desktop version, that I know of at least. Might try to transfer a iPad version to desktop later and see what ahppens to the for s.

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