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
Add a reflection or shadow in Numbers on Mac
You can add a reflection and a shadow to images, shapes, text boxes, lines, arrows, and videos.
Add a reflection
Add a shadow
Click to select an object, or select multiple objects.
To add a shadow to a chart series, see Change the look of bars, wedges, and more in Numbers on Mac.
In the Format sidebar, click the Style tab at the top of the sidebar.
Click the disclosure arrow next to Shadow, click the pop-up menu, then choose a type of shadow:
Drop Shadow: Makes the object look like it’s hovering above the sheet.
Contact Shadow: Makes the object look like it’s standing on the sheet.
Curved Shadow: Makes the object look like its edges are curled.
Adjust any of the following to change the look of the shadow:
Blur: The softness of a shadow’s edge.
Offset: The distance between the shadow and the object or text.
Angle: The angle of the shadow.
Perspective: The angle of the light source in a contact shadow.