5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2012 9:47 AM by Jerrold Green1
joe184184 Level 1 (0 points)

Nothing appears in the spread sheet when I try to enter data into a cell.  I obiviously have someting not set correctly but have not discovered what that would be.  I would appreciate help.

 

Joe


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Wayne Contello Level 6 (17,509 points)

    Have to go throught the obvious things:

     

    you selected a cell in a table, right?  A selected cell looks like:

    Screen Shot 2012-06-19 at 9.24.02 PM.png

     

    you didn't change the font color to the same color as the back ground did you?

     

    Is the Numbers window in focus?  That is you clicked something in a Numbers window to bring it to the front?

     

    When you do select a cell do you see what you type in the formula bar?:

    Screen Shot 2012-06-19 at 9.25.57 PM.png

     

    when you are done entering your data in a cell do you type an arrow key or return key?

  • joe184184 Level 1 (0 points)

    Upon opening numbers I selected the blank template.  The result of doing that is that there are not grid lines, column heading or line numbers.  I can faintly see an entry in a cell eventhough the color selected is black.  The style chosen is basic.  I see the formula bar.

     

    I am lost with the following:  "Is the Numbers window in focus?  That is you clicked something in a Numbers window to bring it to the front"?

     

    I may have changed the front color to the back ground color but do not know how to control that.

     

    Thank you for trying to help

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 (17,509 points)

    Try adding a new table by using the table menu in the tool bar:

    Screen Shot 2012-06-19 at 10.12.28 PM.png

  • joe184184 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried each one of those---no positive result. 

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    Joe,

     

    Is your Numbers version 2.1? If you recently reloaded or downloaded iWork, it may need to be updated.

     

    Jerry