In this video, learn about how to launch Numbers and explore the various template categories and templates in Numbers using the enhanced template chooser.
- [Narrator] Well, it's time now to launch Numbers and take a look at some of the templates available to give you a head start in creating your first spreadsheets. There's a couple of different ways to launch Numbers. If you chose during the installation process to allow Numbers to place an icon on the dock, it's the one that looks like a column chart. Clicking this will launch Numbers. If you chose not to display the icon on the dock, you can always go up to Spotlight here in the top right corner, click there, and just type in Numbers or at least start to type in Numbers.
It should be a top hit. There it is. Selecting it from here with a double-click will launch the application. Now, first thing you're going to see here with Numbers is an opportunity to open up existing files you've created with Numbers, and you can browse to different locations. iCloud may be selected by default. It may be somewhere on your own hard drive, a network drive. It all depends on what you did last. Now, if you don't see anything here and you haven't created anything with Numbers, you'll want to go down to the bottom left corner to create a new document.
It's not really a document. It's going to be more of a spreadsheet. But that's what the button says. Clicking here will show you a list of templates in different categories to choose from to give you a head start. Now if you wanted to start from scratch, you can see down the lefthand side here are the different categories. All is selected, so we're seeing all of the categories and all of the templates available in each. The default or selected template is blank. It's blank, and you can see it's wider than it is tall, so what we would call landscape mode if you were printing.
There are others to choose from here under Basic such as a checklist, a checklist total. And if you wanted visual representations of the data you're going to be adding to your spreadsheet, Charting Basics will give you a nice head start with charts. There are other categories to explore, and we can view them all together here with All selected or narrow it down to a specific category. If we were only interested in the basic templates, clicking Basic here on the left will show you those four. Perhaps you want to create a spreadsheet to track your own personal finances.
There are a number of different templates to choose from here like simple budgets, personal budgets, savings, stocks, etc., retirement savings, even a mortgage calculator available here. All you have to do to create one of these is select it and click Choose in the bottom righthand corner. Let's take a look at some of the other ones though such as under Personal. You could create a calendar with Numbers, a schedule, a running log. How about home improvement financials and charts? All of these available under the Personal category.
Then we have some business-related ones to choose from like an employee schedule. Here's where you could go to create invoices, ROI or return on investment, financials, break-even analysis. There's even an education category in here as well. Let's go back to Business. And we'll go to Financials, select it, and click Choose down below. You could also double-click the thumbnail to launch Numbers and start your brand-new spreadsheet using the template you've selected.
Alright, now it's time to get comfortable in our surroundings with a tour of the user interface. We'll do that next.
- Customizing the user interface
- Creating basic spreadsheets
- Importing spreadsheet data
- Adding and modifying tables
- Working with content in table cells
- Using and modifying table cells
- Using formulas and functions
- Working with charts, text, numbers, and objects
- Designing templates
- Sharing spreadsheets