Numbers User Guide for iPad
- Intro to Numbers
- Intro to images, charts, and other objects
- Create a spreadsheet
- Open spreadsheets
- Prevent accidental editing
- Personalize templates
- Use sheets
- Undo or redo changes
- Save your spreadsheet
- Find a spreadsheet
- Delete a spreadsheet
- Print a spreadsheet
- Change the sheet background
- Copy text and objects between apps
- Customize the toolbar
- Touchscreen basics
- Use Apple Pencil with Numbers
- Wrap text to fit in a cell
- Highlight cells
- Alphabetize or sort data in a table
- Filter data
- Modify chart data
- Move and resize charts
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Change the look of text
- Use text styles
- Format lists
- Add and edit equations
- Add links
- 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
- Restore an earlier version of a spreadsheet
- Move a spreadsheet
- Password-protect a spreadsheet
- Create and manage custom templates
Select text and place the insertion point in Numbers on iPad
To edit text, you either select the text or place the insertion point in a word or paragraph where you want to begin editing.
Select words or paragraphs
If the text is in a table cell, you must tap the cell before you can select the text.
Select a word: Double-tap it.
Select a paragraph: Triple-tap in the paragraph.
Select a range of text: Double-tap a word, then move the drag points to include more or less text.
Place the insertion point
The insertion point is a blinking vertical line or I-beam in text that indicates where the next character you type will appear.
Place the insertion point: Double-tap a shape, text box, or table cell. If the object contains text, a word is selected; tap again where you want to place the insertion point.
Reposition the insertion point: Drag the insertion point to where you want it. You can also drag two fingers over the keyboard, then lift your fingers when the insertion point is where you want it.