Enterprise Mobility: Numbers for iPad Better, Yet Falls Short

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-10-13
 
 
 

Numbers for iPad Better, Yet Falls Short

by P. J. Connolly

Numbers for iPad Better, Yet Falls Short

Open CSV Files from E-Mail

Numbers for iPad can now open comma-delimited (also known as CSV) files from a message sent to the iPads Mail app.

Open CSV Files from E-Mail

Know What You Import

The dummy screen that Numbers for iPad displays while importing a document will show an icon that tells you what kind of file it is; in this case, CSV.

Know What You Import

No Fuss, No Muss

Once the CSV file is in Numbers, you can work with it like any other spreadsheet; change cell formats, adjust cell sizes or perform other tasks.

No Fuss, No Muss

Import Isn't Quite Seamless

Although Apple has resolved some problems with spreadsheet import, Numbers for iPad doesnt have the range of fonts that its desktop version does, and will force the display of hidden columns.

Import Isn't Quite Seamless

Work with Remote Files

The new release of Numbers for iPad allows one to access files stored on the iDisk component of Apples Mobile Me service, or another WebDAV-based hosting service.

Work with Remote Files

Share Spreadsheets Simply

Numbers for iPad can save files to iDisk, another WebDAV service or the public beta of Apples iWork.com service.

Share Spreadsheets Simply

The iPad Soft Keyboard

The iPads soft keyboard can edit cells, but is useless for navigating from one cell to another.

The iPad Soft Keyboard

Apple's Wireless Keyboard Is an Incomplete Solution

Although the Apple Wireless Keyboard works well with the other iWork for iPad applications, for some reason, its arrow keys dont work for navigating between cells.

Apple's Wireless Keyboard Is an Incomplete Solution

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