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Recommend a Numbers 3.5 Tutorial That Doesn't Think I'm An Idiot
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Aug 12, 2015, 04:22 PM
I'm working on converting the few spreadsheets I have set up from Excel to Numbers, but...

Numbers 3.5's help sucks. When it sends you to the web, the topics available are either super simplistic, or completely off the topic I am trying to find. Apple is unhelpful here, it doesn't "just work" in any way at all.

Other online resources are usually more generic, and give me "how to do X in Excel" without taking into account the completely different user interface in Numbers.

I'm not looking for a whole lot, but I want to do date calculations, some basic statistics, and use formatting to make the data do what I want. If I could figure it out using Excel, I figured I could do that with Numbers. But Numbers' help sucks so badly that it's sort of impossible.

Any really useful resource in this area would be greatly appreciated.

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Aug 15, 2015, 02:53 PM
If you manage to find one, please check back here, that'd be really helpful. I switched to Numbers, but the howtos for Excel are not immediately applicable even if the functionality exists.
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