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Excel into Numbers (iPad)

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Mark Hollingsworth Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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May 12, 2011 8:42 PM

I just bought Numbers to use some Excel spreadsheets.

But then when I imported, the sheet was essentially unusable.


Would not support:


Sheet settings, such as headers and footers (removed)

font Calibri missing

Merged table cells were unmerged (what the heck? can't even do that?)

HIdden rows and columns were made visible (not a huge deal, if I can hide them)

Teh missing font Arial was replaced by ArialMT (maybe not a big deal).


How the heck can I even use this? no merged table cells?


Help! any tips in importing?

  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    May 13, 2011 1:58 PM (in response to Mark Hollingsworth)

    These are all knwn issues with Numbers and have been documented by both apple and here on the forums for over a year now. There are no work arounds at this time. If you would like to express your opinion please goto





  • CleveRick Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2011 4:46 AM (in response to Mark Hollingsworth)

    I have noticed the same issues with QuickOffice.  I did find that when you e-mail the file that you edited on the iPad to another computer, it retains the original formatting.  Hence, while annoying as you edit on te iPad, you can work with your files and confidently forward them.  I would assume this would work in Numbers as well, but I have not yet tried.

  • freediverx01 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jun 26, 2012 4:07 AM (in response to CleveRick)

    "you can work with your files and confidently forward them."


    After losing days of work on presentations because Keynote and PowerPoint are not really fully compatible, I'd take this advice with a grain of salt when it comes to editing any Office documents with any iWork apps.


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