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chrismcveigh Level 1 Level 1

Has Numbers 3.0 completely removed the sheets sidebar? I have 20-30 sheets in my main spreadsheet file and accessing them via tabs is cumbersome and confusing.

 

Additionally, is it no longer possible to drag a table from one sheet to another?


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.iwork
    iWork

    Big issue for me, too. I have documents where the sidebar is the outline and navigation through several chapters. It was the best feature of Numbers. Those tabs now are horrible in terms of usability.

     

    Dragging tables is gone, but copy/cut and paste still works.

     

    What is also gone is re-arranging the order of the tables in that dropdown menu.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7

    I wish I had kept count of the number of complaints about the Sheet tabs being on the side in the earlier version.   They sort of have their way now...

     

    To move a table now, Cut and Paste works. And, you can drag the sheet tabs to change their order in the list.

     

    Jerry

  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.iwork
    iWork

    At that time I guess I didn't participate in the discussions here. The sidebar was love at first sight for me. Although I usually don't like sidebar navigation.

     

    The re-arrangement of sheets is fine, I rather meant the tables within the sheets. Athough, inside that drop-down menu, they might not be that much relevant any more when it comes to navigation. It seems to be quicker to scroll the sheet instead of using the drop-down for a direct jump.

     

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  • chrismcveigh Level 1 Level 1

    I'm certain that they could have implemented a choice of vertical or horizontal placement for sheets. I can understand why some didn't like it on the left, as it never fully collapsed, but to take away the feature (and apparently dozens of others) is disappointing.

     

    A lot of professional Mac users rely on Numbers for business use, preferring it to the bloated behemoth that is Excel. But the removable of so many important features from Numbers 3.0 makes it hard for me to keep using it. As it is right now, I have to stick with 2.3 until some of these issues are addressed; if they're not, I have no idea what to do next.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7

    Hey Guys,

     

    Submit Feedback to Apple via the Numbers menu.

     

    We're just talking here.

     

    Jerry

  • chrismcveigh Level 1 Level 1

    Yep, you're right Jerry. I actually did that earlier today.

     

    I'm sorry to sound so dire, but these changes to the app threaten my capacity to do business. It's a very stressful turn of events, really.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7

    Chris,

     

    Good thing you didn't trash V2.

     

    Jerry

  • chrismcveigh Level 1 Level 1

    I just wish 2.3 was as fast as 3.0. Then I wouldn't care.

  • Matt Wesselhoff Level 1 Level 1

    Papa,

     

    Dragging is still there!

     

    If you highlight a cell that you want to drag you no longer grab the little dot on the corner.

     

    Instead, highlight the cell (no need to double click), then let your cursor float over any of the cell's borders and a little yellow dot will appear. Grab this yellow dot to drag formulae, sequential numbers, etc.

  • Matt Wesselhoff Level 1 Level 1

    Chris,

     

    Same thing here: I have twenty sheets in my main file and need to constantly go back and forth. On the sidebar I could see most of them, but now have to scroll through them horizontally (not too fast!), then scroll back (not too fast!).

     

    Have you found a workaround?

     

    Can the tab size be reduced? It's a bit ridiculous to have a single word in the tab and so much dead space that only 4 and a half tabs are shown.

  • fastasleep Level 1 Level 1

    I just filed a complaint about the sidebar missing, but didn't even see the dropdown menu to access the various tables...because of Apple's new fascination with rollover-to-see UI elements. NOW I see the stupid down arrows. I hate this trend in their apps, iTunes is FULL of 'em.

  • fastasleep Level 1 Level 1

    AND I'm now noticing they're in the order they were created (I think), but with no relation to the order I had them sorted before either visually OR in the sidebar list, where you could drag and drop them to be alphabetical, or to match your visual layout.

     

    Stupid.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7

    Fast,

     

    You can drag the Sheet tabs to your preferred order.

     

    Jerry

  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.iwork
    iWork

    Jerry, Matt, it's about sorting the tables, not the sheets.

     

    drag.png

     

    Not having the sidebar in Numbers is like not having the sidebar in Pages. Big feature missing. I'm so sad.

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