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
Change table gridlines and colors in Numbers on iPad
You can change the look of a table by changing its outline, showing or hiding gridlines, add borders and color to cells, and using alternating row colors.
You can also add a border around your sheet. See Add a border around a sheet.
Change the table outline and gridlines
Tap the table, then tap .
Tap Table, then do any of the following:
Show the outline: Turn on Table Outline.
Change the gridlines: Tap Grid Options, then tap to turn gridlines on or off.
If you don’t see these options, swipe up from the bottom of the controls.
Change the border and background of table cells
You can change the border and background of any selection of table cells that don’t use categories.
Select the cells you want to change.
Tap , tap Cell, then do any of the following:
Change the border: Tap Cell Border, then tap a border layout to choose which lines you want to format. Tap Border Style, then choose a border style. Or, use the controls under “Cell border” to define your own style.
Tip: To select multiple borders, tap a border layout, then touch and hold additional layouts.
Change the background: Tap Cell Fill, tap a type of fill, then tap a fill option. See Fill objects with color or an image in Numbers on iPad.
Alternate the row colors
Tap the table, then tap .
Tap Table, then turn on Alternating Rows.
Row colors don’t alternate for header columns. Header columns have their own look based on the table style you choose.