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Working With Numbers By Josh Blagden

Numbers is Apple's equivalent to Microsoft Excel. Admittedly, I've heard that it doesn't have quite as much power as Excel, but the advantages outweigh that one drawback. Those advantages are ease of use, it’s less expensive and it’s not made by Microsoft. 

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Here's a screenshot of Numbers:

By the way, the control panel in Numbers, like Pages, is also customizable: 

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Numbers has a lot of different functions to choose from: 

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And you can save your documents as Excel files by checking the box which says "Save copy as:" and then select "Excel Document":

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Although it is not recomended because Numbers, like Pages and Keynotes only likes to work with files that it has saved as its own file type. Pages, Numbers and Keynote can work with Microsoft documents and export documents as Microsoft Office, but at least for now, they don’t like to save documents in Microsoft Office format. Unfortunately, Apple removed the format bar from it’s original location within the last year or so. Now, to get to the formula bar, you have to click on a cell and then click on “Create Formula” in the drop-down menu from the Formula button.

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