Create a spreadsheet in Numbers on iPad
To create a spreadsheet, you start with either a blank template, to which you can add tables, charts, text, and other objects, or a predesigned template that has placeholder elements, including text and images. These templates, which are designed for purposes like personal finance, business, and education, give you a great starting point, and you can modify them however you like.
Create a spreadsheet
Note: If you’d like the ability to format table and chart data using the conventions of another language, choose the language before choosing a template. See Change a spreadsheet’s language and formatting.
Tap a spreadsheet template to open it.
Scroll to see all of the templates, or tap a category at the top.
Do any of the following to customize your spreadsheet:
Tap a table cell to delete placeholder content and add your own.
While viewing Numbers in landscape orientation, tap one of the object buttons in the middle of the toolbar to add other tables, text boxes, shapes, and images.
While viewing Numbers in portrait orientation, tap in the toolbar to add other tables, text boxes, shapes, and images.
Arrange the sheet by dragging tables and objects to where you want them.
To close the spreadsheet, tap Spreadsheets or in the top-left corner of the screen.
Your spreadsheet is saved automatically as you work, so you don’t lose your work when you close the spreadsheet. Closing the spreadsheet doesn’t quit Numbers.