Numbers User Guide for iPad
- Intro to Numbers
- Intro to images, charts and other objects
- Create a spreadsheet
- Open spreadsheets
- Prevent accidental editing
- Personalise 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
- Customise the toolbar
- Touchscreen basics
- Use Apple Pencil with Numbers
- Wrap text to fit in a cell
- Highlight cells
- Alphabetise 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 shapes and text boxes with colour 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
Add a drop cap to a paragraph in Numbers on iPad
A drop cap is a decorative first character (a large letter or combination of characters) that you can style and position at the beginning of a paragraph.
Note: In Numbers for iPad, you can add a drop cap only to text inside a shape and inside text boxes with eight selection handles.
Add a drop cap
Tap to place the insertion point inside the shape or eight-handled text box.
Tap , then turn on the Drop Cap setting at the bottom of the menu.
If the text box or shape already contains text, a drop cap is added to the start of the paragraph that contains the insertion point. If the text box or shape is empty, the drop cap appears when you start typing.
Do any of the following:
Quickly change the appearance of the drop cap: Select a preset style in the menu below the Drop Cap switch.
Change the position of the drop cap or add a background: Tap Drop Cap Options, then make any adjustments.
For example, you can make the text flow right up against the drop cap letter by selecting Contour in the Text Wrap settings, or add a circle behind the drop cap by turning on Background Shape and setting the Corner Radius to 100%.
Use a different font style, size or colour for only the drop cap (not the entire paragraph): Select the drop cap, then tap and make your choices.
To remove a drop cap, place the insertion point in the paragraph, tap , then turn off the Drop Cap setting at the bottom of the text menu.