drop-down list for ipad numbers.

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  1. 7x7fan

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    I recently bought a IPad. I'm hopping to use it with my kinder report card that uses drop-down list to put into cells (numbers app). I was wondering if I bought a Mac with IWorks and used the drop-down format in numbers. Than e-mailed the file and retreived it on my IPad if it would work???. I realy like the IPad's multi-touch screen. I have a tablet PC that already uses the Excel version with drop-down list and it works great. I have to use a stylus instead of touch. My Excel card uses a assesment sheet that teachers fill out on each student and automaticly fill in the report card for them using calulation formulas. All the teacher has to do is type in comments. Last year the dist. wanted teachers to fill out another paper sheet that basicly had the same info. So made the assesment records fill this out also. If the teachers didn't have enough stress during report card time. Its amazing in this age how much duplication we do. I beleive the IPad if this will work will do the trick and save lots of time. Teachers can do the assessment anywhere they choose without being tied to a computer or paper doc.

    If any one would like to do me a favor and e-mail me a numbers file with a drop-down list. I could test it out on my IPad. I would aperciate it!!!


    Thanks all
    Merle
     
  2. Ben Culbert

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    Hello, I came across your question and was wondering - Have you been able to find ANY ipad app that supports a dropdown list? I've tried Docs to Go and Numbers and both will not support my drop downs in Excel....frustrating
     
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    Drop Down lists

    I have read that IWORK Numbers can do drop down lists. I don't have a MAC to try this out. I asked a teacher with a powermac,I hooked up to the to the wireless web at school to let me know if she would create a drop down list in Numbers. She didn't have IWORK on her powermac but her husband was a mac guy. Haven't heard anything from her yet. I have googled the inter net on drop down lists in Numbers and it looks like it is posible. The IPad Numbers doesn't have the function to do this. If I get some one to email me a drop down list in a cell from a mac. I can see if the IPad numbers program will do it. This will be sweet. I already have drop down list in Excel but when I brought it into the IPad the function doesn't work. I've been waiting for a PC slate (with multi finger) that will run Win7 but I know HP and Dell gave up on it. I realy don't care what OS, I just need the multi touch like IPad to use with my Excel drop down elem. report card. I have it working on a tablet PC now but when I bought my wife a IPad for her birthday in Jul. and watch how slick it work I've been hot to move my kindergarten report card to the IPad. Sorry for long words. I beleive if a drop down list is created in IWORK Numbers on a MAC emailed to your IPad might work. I don't have a MAC. I just might have to get one to try it!!!:confused:
     
  4. xune

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    I have Numbers on my iPad. Exchanging, importing and exporting to and from PC and mac is easy on the iPad, especially when wirelessly syncing through Apple's MobileMe iDisk.

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    The 4.1 update added additional functionality to iWork apps on the iPad.

    Link: http://www.apple.com/mobileme/news/2010/09/iwork-for-ipad-apps-now-support-mobileme-idisk.html

    For answers to questions regarding Numbers, Pages, or Keynote on iPad, visit: http://help.apple.com/iwork/1.3/mobile/interface/index.html#tan727163ed
     
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  5. Hal05154

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    Or Dropbox, and skip $100.00 a year..... :D
     
  6. USBill

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    But have you created a drop down list in iPad's Numbers app? I tried importing from my Excel file to both Numbers and DocsToGo and neither translated the drop down list.

    Hope the OP finds a solution and posts it here. Using that file was the whole reason I bought Numbers.
     
  7. soniablue

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    I even tried creating a Numbers document on my Mac with drop-downs and transferring it to the iPad. No luck with the drop-down.

    Has anyone tried using Google Docs on the iPad? I'd love to be able to use my iPad to quickly grade the 460 students I see...:(
     
  8. Msingle243

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    I've been trying to something similar myself. I work in a hospital and need to be able to quickly select cells and have a drop down list for a limited number of variables, eg. room, bed number, diagnosis. Can't seem to to this on iPad. Will try in google docs and if success I will post. If you have figured it out please share :)
     
  9. Charlesfreeman

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    Unfortunately, I have tried all of the spreadsheets available on the ipad (at least the major ones) and none of them seem to have this functionality. Most dont even handle fractions. My opinion is you will need a simple database written in something like Filemaker Pro to do what you want.
     
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    Sorry to come into this so late, but I just purchased an Ipad and I was wondering if anyone found a spreadsheet for the ipad that supports drop down? I followed the treads, but I want to know if the iworks worked on the ipad?
     

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