Record video and audio in Numbers on iPad
You can record audio or video on your device and add it directly to a spreadsheet. For example, if you plan to send the spreadsheet to others, you could record an audio explanation of a complex chart to help the review process.
To learn how to add an existing audio or video file to a spreadsheet, see Add video and audio in Numbers on iPad.
Record a video
You can take a video with the camera on your device and insert it directly into your spreadsheet.
On the sheet where you want to add the video, do one of the following:
Tap in the bottom-right corner of a media placeholder, then tap Take Photo or Video.
While viewing Numbers in landscape orientation, tap in the toolbar, then tap Camera.
Tap Video, then tap to start recording; tap to stop.
To watch the video, tap .
Do one of the following:
Insert the video: Tap Use Video.
Take the video again: Tap Retake.
Cancel and return to the spreadsheet: Tap Retake, then tap Cancel.
Drag any blue dot to resize the video.
You can’t trim the video in Numbers. The video is available in the Photos app on your device, where you can edit it.
While viewing Numbers in landscape orientation, tap in the toolbar, then tap Record Audio.
Note: After you record, you insert the recording wherever you want in the spreadsheet.
Tap and start recording; when you want to stop, tap .
While you record, you can scroll, zoom, and view different sheets.
To preview your recording, tap .
To preview from a specific point, swipe left or right on the recording to position the green line, then tap .
To edit your recording, tap , then do any of the following:
Rerecord a section: Drag the green handles to select the section. Tap to record over that section.
Trim: Drag the green handles to define the section you want to keep. Tap to delete everything outside of the handles.
Delete all or part of the recording: Drag the green handles to define the section you want to delete. Tap to delete everything inside the handles.
Go to the sheet where you want to add the recording, tap Insert or Done at the top of the screen, then drag the recording to move it.
To play your recording, tap to select it, then tap it again. To edit or delete the recording after you add it to a sheet, tap it, then tap Edit or Delete.
You can also share your recording as an audio file. Tap the recording in the spreadsheet, then tap Share.
To work with multiple videos or audio objects at the same time, touch and hold one object, then tap the other objects with another finger.