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Modifying tables


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Numbers '09 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Modifying tables

When you insert a table into a sheet in Numbers '09, default styling is applied to a table with a preset number of columns and rows. You are likely need to make changes to your table like resizing it and perhaps even repositioning it. So let's explore some table modifications using our Energy Savings Plan spreadsheet. And you will notice down at the bottom of the first sheet under Utility Costs, we have got a brand new table that's just been added. We'll begin with resizing our table, which can be done using different methods.
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 12s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 7m 17s
    1. Launching Numbers and exploring templates
      2m 24s
    2. Exploring the user interface
      2m 45s
    3. Customizing the user interface
      2m 8s
  3. 15m 36s
    1. Creating and opening spreadsheets
      1m 12s
    2. Importing spreadsheets
      1m 48s
    3. Saving and exporting spreadsheets
      2m 39s
    4. Working with sheets
      3m 0s
    5. Laying out sheets
      3m 7s
    6. Headers, footers, and page numbering
      3m 50s
  4. 48m 42s
    1. Adding tables
      2m 43s
    2. Modifying tables
      2m 39s
    3. Working with content in table cells
      4m 55s
    4. Using controls
      5m 0s
    5. Working with rows and columns
      4m 59s
    6. Table headers and footers
      5m 24s
    7. Auto-filling table cells
      3m 50s
    8. Working with table cells
      3m 17s
    9. Using table categories
      4m 18s
    10. Reorganizing table data
      3m 7s
    11. Defining reusable tables
      3m 38s
    12. Copying tables
      2m 48s
    13. Using Address Book data
      2m 4s
  5. 14m 4s
    1. Using table styles
      2m 3s
    2. Overriding table styles
      1m 51s
    3. Redefining a table's style
      2m 31s
    4. Copying and pasting table styles
      2m 46s
    5. Creating, renaming, and deleting table styles
      3m 41s
    6. Using the default table style
      1m 12s
  6. 18m 24s
    1. Using formulas
      3m 47s
    2. Using the Formula bar and Formula Editor
      3m 52s
    3. Using cell references
      3m 25s
    4. Using functions
      4m 15s
    5. Using Formula List view
      3m 5s
  7. 32m 48s
    1. Adding a chart
      2m 42s
    2. Creating a mixed chart
      2m 33s
    3. Modifying chart data
      2m 23s
    4. Adding data to a chart from multiple tables
      2m 20s
    5. Changing a chart from one type to another
      2m 19s
    6. Formatting general chart attributes
      4m 56s
    7. Using trend lines and error bars
      5m 21s
    8. Creating a two-axis chart with different value scales
      2m 34s
    9. Formatting 3D charts
      5m 15s
    10. Linking charts to Pages and Keynote
      2m 25s
  8. 32m 56s
    1. Adding, removing, and selecting text
      3m 24s
    2. Formatting text
      4m 11s
    3. Formatting numbers
      6m 53s
    4. Conditional formatting
      3m 28s
    5. Using special characters
      3m 57s
    6. Using hyperlinks
      2m 33s
    7. Checking spelling
      4m 58s
    8. Find and Replace
      3m 32s
  9. 37m 25s
    1. Using text boxes
      5m 9s
    2. Copying text to a text box
      2m 26s
    3. Paragraph formatting
      3m 14s
    4. Creating bulleted and numbered lists
      3m 50s
    5. Working with shapes
      4m 29s
    6. Adding and adjusting images
      2m 46s
    7. Masking objects
      3m 50s
    8. Using Instant Alpha
      2m 0s
    9. Inserting media files
      3m 37s
    10. Aligning and layering objects
      6m 4s
  10. 11m 46s
    1. Printing a sheet
      4m 8s
    2. Password-protecting and emailing spreadsheets
      3m 36s
    3. Sharing spreadsheets with iWork.com
      4m 2s
  11. 12m 37s
    1. Designing a template
      5m 26s
    2. Creating initial spreadsheet content
      2m 54s
    3. Creating media placeholders
      2m 33s
    4. Saving a custom template
      1m 44s
  12. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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Numbers '09 Essential Training
3h 53m Beginner Jun 05, 2009

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Numbers offers intuitive organization features, allowing users to focus more on analysis and presentation. In Numbers '09 Essential Training, David Rivers explores the important features of this spreadsheet application and introduces the new tools for formula development and charting. He walks through the new functionality of charts, tables, and templates, and shows how to make spreadsheets effective and eye-catching. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Exploring and customizing the user interface
  • Creating, importing, and laying out spreadsheets
  • Working with, modifying, and reusing tables
  • Using the Formula bar and Formula Editor
  • Formatting chart attributes in 2D and 3D
  • Inserting media files and manipulating objects in a spreadsheet
  • Sharing spreadsheets via print, email, and iWork.com
Subjects:
Business Computer Skills (Mac) Spreadsheets
Software:
Numbers
Author:
David Rivers

Modifying tables

When you insert a table into a sheet in Numbers '09, default styling is applied to a table with a preset number of columns and rows. You are likely need to make changes to your table like resizing it and perhaps even repositioning it. So let's explore some table modifications using our Energy Savings Plan spreadsheet. And you will notice down at the bottom of the first sheet under Utility Costs, we have got a brand new table that's just been added. We'll begin with resizing our table, which can be done using different methods.

To resize this table by adding or removing rows and columns, we first need to select the table by clicking in any cell in that table. Now we can use the handles that appear in the corners to make changes. For example, to change the number of columns, we'll move to the top right corner handle and now when you click and then drag to the right you will increase the number of columns or drag to the left to decrease the number of columns. To adjust the number of rows we can move to the handle of the bottom left-hand corner, drag up or down to increase or decrease the number of rows. You can also change both at the same time by using the handle in the bottom right hand corner. Drag this handle up and in or out to change the number of columns and the number of rows simultaneously.

Let's create 5 columns with 3 rows. When you release, click anywhere outside the table to deselect it to see the end result. Now we can also resize our table without affecting the number of columns and rows. In this case, we select our table using a different method. Click the name of the table in the Sheets pane and you will notice handles appear around the outside of the entire table. Now we can resize this by dragging the appropriate handle. For example, move to the bottom right hand corner, when the double arrow appears click, then drag across and down to increase the size of the table keeping the same number of columns and rows but simply increasing the widths and heights of the columns and the rows simultaneously.

We can also reposition this table by moving to the outer edge of the table. When you see the four-sided arrow, you can now click then drag to move it around. Use the guidelines to help you line your table up with other objects on the canvas. When you release, deselect the table by clicking anywhere outside the table on the canvas. So although Numbers will provide you with a default number of rows and columns when you insert a new table, resizing and repositioning your table is easily accomplished when using the appropriate selection method.

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