Numbers User Guide for iPad
- Intro to Numbers
- Intro to images, graphs 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
- 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 graph data
- Move and resize graphs
- 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 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
Save a shape to the shapes library in Numbers on iPad
If you created or customised a closed-path shape, you can save it to the shapes library. When you save a custom shape, the shape’s path, flip and rotation properties are saved; size, colour, opacity and other properties aren’t.
If you’re signed in with the same Apple ID on all your devices and have iCloud Drive turned on, your custom shapes are available in any Numbers spreadsheet on all your devices (but not in Numbers for iCloud).
Tap to select a custom shape on the sheet, then tap Add to Shapes.
The shape is saved in the My Shapes category of the shapes library, which appears only when you have custom shapes. Shapes appear in the library in the order you create them; you can’t change this order.
In the shapes library, touch and hold the shape you just created, then tap Rename.
Type your own name for the shape.
To delete a custom shape, touch and hold it in the shapes library, then tap Delete.
Important: If you’re using iCloud Drive, deleting a custom shape deletes it from all your devices that use iCloud Drive and are signed in with the same Apple ID.