The template chooser with categories on the left. The Personal Finance category is selected.

Get started with a template

All spreadsheets begin with a template—a model you can use as a starting point. Replace the template’s charts and data with your own content, and add new tables, formulas, and more.

Create a spreadsheet

A table showing hiking distances. The formula editor is open and shows the SUM function for the Distance column.

Add data to a table

Enter your own data or import data from another file. You can also choose from a wide range of preset formulas, like sum or average, to add to any cell. To fit all your data, add more rows and columns.

Enter text and numbers in tables

A pie chart showing percentages of trails completed. The Format menu is also open, showing different chart styles to choose from, as well as options to turn the chart title or legend on or off, show hidden data, and edit the chart font, colors, and background.

Create a chart

Illustrate your data with a 2D or interactive chart. When you make changes to the data in the table, the chart updates automatically.

Add a chart

A spreadsheet tracking hiking information, showing sheet names near the top of the screen. The Add Sheet button is on the left, followed by sheet tabs for Hiking Schedule, Elevation, Trail Segments, Gear, and Food. The Elevation sheet is selected.

Get organized with sheets

Organize your spreadsheet with different sheets for each type of information you want to track—income, expenses, and so on. Then just click a tab at the top of the spreadsheet to switch to the sheet you want to see.

Add sheets

The Collaboration menu showing the names of people collaborating on the spreadsheet. Share options are below the names.

Collaborate in real time

Invite others to work with you on your spreadsheet. Everyone you invite can see changes as they’re made, but you control who can edit or only view the spreadsheet.

Intro to collaboration

This guide helps you get started using Numbers 6.2 on your Mac. To see the version of Numbers on your Mac, choose Numbers > About Numbers (from the Numbers menu at the top of your screen). To browse this guide, click Table of Contents near the top of this page. You can also download the guide from Apple Books (where available).

If you need more help, visit the Numbers Support website.