Creating spreadsheets on the iPad is a snap with Apple's proprietary spreadsheet program Numbers. Numbers is sold in the Apple App Store as part of the iWork Suite. The iPad version is based on Numbers '09 (for Mac desktops). Numbers shares many basic features with other common spreadsheet programs, like Microsoft Excel, so it's not difficult to start using it. However, there are a few special capabilities in Numbers and key differences between Numbers and other spreadsheet apps that will help you create and manage your spreadsheets faster and easier, and ultimately produce a better finished product. Learning how to use Numbers is a great idea for any professional who owns an iPad – you never know when you'll need to draft a budget, report, statistics sheet, or inventory, and Numbers' easy-to-use interface and powerful features, combined with iPad's portability, mean that you'll never be caught unprepared. An additional feature in Numbers for iPad that may be extremely helpful is the ability to create and use forms for data input. This means that Numbers can transform your iPad into a mobile data collection tool.
Whether you're completely new to the iPad or a seasoned expert, we'll bring together tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Numbers for iPad. Along the way, there will be plenty of exercises, screenshots, and instructions to help you find your footing and get the most out of this flexible and powerful piece of software.