Numbers User Guide for Mac
- Intro to Numbers
- Intro to images, charts, and other objects
- Create a spreadsheet
- Open or close spreadsheets
- Personalize templates
- Use sheets
- Undo or redo changes
- Save your spreadsheet
- Find a spreadsheet
- Delete a spreadsheet
- Print a spreadsheet
- Change the sheet background
- Touch Bar for Numbers
- Use VoiceOver to create a spreadsheet
- Wrap text to fit in a cell
- Highlight cells
- Filter data
- Alphabetize or sort data in a table
- Modify chart data
- Move and resize charts
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Use a keyboard shortcut to apply a style
- Format lists
- Add and edit equations
- Add a highlight effect to text
- Add links
- Add rules (lines) to separate text
- Add lines and arrows
- Animate, share, or save drawings
- Set movie and image formats
- Change object transparency
- Fill objects with color or an image
- Add a border to an object or sheet
- Add a caption or title
- Add a reflection or shadow
- Use object styles
- Resize, rotate, and flip objects
- Use iCloud with Numbers
- Import an Excel or text file
- Export to Excel or another file format
- Reduce the spreadsheet file size
- Save a large spreadsheet as a package file
- Restore an earlier version of a spreadsheet
- Move a spreadsheet
- Lock a spreadsheet
- Password-protect a spreadsheet
- Create and manage custom templates
Update or revert a paragraph style in Numbers on Mac
A paragraph style gets an override when you change the appearance of text (its color or size, for example) that has that paragraph style applied to it. An override is indicated by an asterisk (*), or an asterisk and an Update button, next to the style name in the Paragraph Styles menu. To deal with an override, you can do one of the following:
Ignore it: Leave the override in place, and keep the edits you made to your text.
Update the paragraph style to incorporate the overrides: If you update the paragraph style, all text in your spreadsheet that uses the style is also updated.
Remove the override: Revert your text to its original appearance and leave the paragraph style unchanged.
Note: For information on updating list styles, see Format lists.
Update a paragraph style
When you update a paragraph style, all text in the spreadsheet that uses that style is also updated.
Click anywhere in the text with the override.
Click the Text tab at the top of the sidebar on the right, then do one of the following:
If there’s an Update button: Click Update.
If there’s only an asterisk: Click the style name, then move the pointer over the style name in the Paragraph Styles menu. Click the arrow that appears, then choose Redefine from Selection.
Revert style changes
If you don’t want to keep changes you made to text, you can revert the text to its original paragraph style (remove the overrides).
Click the paragraph with the override.
In the Format sidebar, click the Text tab, then click the paragraph style name at the top of the sidebar.
In the Paragraph Styles menu, click the style name (it has a gray checkmark to indicate an override).
The override is cleared, the text reverts to the original style, and the checkmark changes to black.