Numbers - Working with MathType

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Working with MathType

If you have MathType 6 installed, you can open it within Numbers and use it to
type mathematical expressions and equations. After you’ve created an equation in
MathType 6, you can manipulate the equation as an image in Numbers.

To type an equation using MathType 6 within Numbers:


Place the pointer where you want the equation to appear.


Choose Insert > MathType Equation.

MathType 6 opens and the equation “E=mc


” appears.


Double-click the equation and type the equation you want using the MathType 6

application window and tools.
Refer to MathType 6 Help for specific instructions on how to use this product.


When you finish typing your equation, choose File > “Close and Return to Numbers,”

and then click Yes in the window that appears to save the equation.


Drag the equation wherever you want it on the sheet.

After you close MathType 6, Numbers treats the equation as an object that you can
reposition, resize, reorient, group, layer, or even mask like an image. However, if you
mask the equation, you must unmask it in order to edit it further.


To edit the equation, double-click it to open MathType 6 again.


Chapter 9

Working with Shapes, Graphics, and Other Objects

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This chapter describes how to add contact information

stored in Address Book and vCards to a Numbers table.

Address Book fields are a rich source of names, phone numbers, addresses, and
other data for people. You can use Address Book data to quickly create tables that
consolidate information you need for business contacts, personal friends, holiday
correspondents, and so on.

Using Address Book Fields

You can insert data from Address Book fields into Numbers tables. You can also insert
data from a virtual address card (vCard) that someone has sent you.

When a table has a header row containing names that match Address Book or vCard
field names, you can add contact data by dragging cards to the table. You can also
create a new table by dragging cards to the canvas.

To learn about

Go to

The Address Book fields that Numbers supports

“Mapping Column Names to Address Book Field
Names” on page 231

Adding data from Address Book or a vCard to an
existing table

“Adding Address Book Data to an Existing
Table” on page 234

Adding data from Address Book or a vCard and
creating a table in a single step

“Adding Address Book Data to a New Table” on
page 234

Inserting contact and other data from a Numbers
table into a Pages document

Pages Help or the Pages ’09 User Guide

Mapping Column Names to Address Book Field Names

The following table summarizes the Address Book fields that Numbers supports.
The synonyms are alternative names you can use to add a particular Address Book
field value.