Numbers

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  1. witch_md

    witch_md Active Member

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    Since many are reviewing and comparing Numbers to excel, I thought of starting a new thread for it. Also to help with the transition since I'm having a hard time myself.

    Editing cells is a little bit harder since perhaps I'm still getting used to it. I kinda miss the tools in excel that lets you edit the cells faster, e.g merging, adding double lines (borders) etc.
     
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    Saw the tour, love the colors and templates quickly! Finally I can ditch my M$ Office :) Hope to buy iWork this month.
     
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    Running the trial, I must say I'm pretty impressed for Version One of Numbers.
     
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    how much would iWork 08's retail price be here in pinas?
     
  5. uio

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    It would cost you 5990php xvat for single user and 9980php for family pack here in the Philippines. That is the price of Ynzal. Plan to get one for myself and plus the iLife 08.
     
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    grabe pala mahal...
     
  7. Chito Limson

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    Clarification, that's the price of iWork package - Pages, Keynote AND Numbers. Check with Elbert or Longbeard for their own quotes. I'm sure you'll be happy when you find out how affordable iWork is.
     
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    Numbers cannot open my excel file :( an error message appears file is too large. NeoOffice spreadsheet handles it better
     
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    I gave Numbers my first test run at the office today. After complaining a bit in this post, I found the program to be somewhat interesting. I particularly like how one sheet can easily hold multiple charts and tables, as well as how it integrates desktop publishing with creating spreadsheets.

    Numbers still has a lot of things left to improve on, particularly the lack of commands, with my biggest gripe being the absence of Paste Special. Importing and exporting to and from .xls files also tend to be problematic. Yet, to give credit to Apple also, I would say that doing the simple things in Numbers are more intuitive than in Excel.

    In the end, however, until somebody establishes a Mr. Excel forums equivalent for Numbers, still Excel for me.
     
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    $75 for single user and $95 for the family pack (pre-order rates). You need the activation code only.
     
  11. uio

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    that's the price in the states. You need to add 6-8% sales tax though depending on what states you're going to buy in the USA. Luckily, my brother is going to the states so am going to have a lot of savings in procuring the iLife 08 and iWork 08. Thanks manoy.
     
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    I bought it at Amazon, same with iLife. I got both at $95 (Family Pack) and had them shipped to my brother's address in the US. I didn't pay any taxes. In fact, shipment was also free.
     
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    can iwork run with my Powerbook G4? I really want iWork :(
     
  14. uio

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    that would be great. thanks for the info.
     
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    I downloaded the trial. It seems it won't work with Panther (10.3.9). Minimum specs is 10.4.9 I think grrr I wasted several hours on this.

    Anyway, can anyone tell me if numbers has their own version of pivot table? Love that feature
     
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    Thanks for raising this. Pivot Table is really a killer feature of Excel, a spreadsheet without this feature is simply... bitin!!
     
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    saw it at apple website but a lot expensive $99 for the family pack and $79 for the single pack
     
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    according to the sys req found in the website, it will run on a G4 (500MHz and above). HTH.
     
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    i like the feature of Numbers which lets you resize the worksheet by using the scale feature rather than fixing it up in the Set Print Area in MS Excel. Really nice. Am looking forward to exploring Numbers hahaha! gotta download the video tutorials really soon.
     

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