Spreadsheets and iPads

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  1. mdholm

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    I have a spreadsheet on my Thinkpad computer and and iPad3 with the Numbers app. How do I get the spreadsheet onto my iPad, and in the Numbers app where I can use it? My brother says, "just email it to yourself" which doesn't quite tell me how to do this. I feel like he left out a step; it can't be that easy, can it? What happens after I email it?

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  2. goofy8275

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    Perhaps you could email the document to your own email address (attach it to an email) and then, on your iPad, open the email, hold down on the document icon, and select "Open in Numbers."

    Hope this helps.
     
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    That sounds easy enough, except...there's a document icon?
     
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    Is this in Excel format ?

    If so then your brother is right. Email it to your iPad then tap on the file in your email message. It should open in Numbers as presumably this is the default app to open spreadsheets.

    Alternatively if you use iCloud you can send it there and open it directly in Numbers. I think you might also be able to use Dropbox, but I am not too sure about the integration in Numbers.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    Document icon:




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    Hold down on it and select Numbers.
     
  6. mdholm

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    Yes, it is Excel. Once there, I can save it in Numbers?

    Dropbox confuses me.
     
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    You should be able too.
     
  8. mdholm

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    Thanks, that worked! Now, how do I add info? When I click on a cell I get cut, copy, paste, delete, and fill. Fill causes a yellow box to surround the cell. How do I get a keyboard to open up?
     
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    You have to double tap the cell to invoke the keyboard.
     
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    Thanks!!
     

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