Numbers - Preface:  Welcome to Numbers ’09

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Welcome to Numbers ’09

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Welcome to Numbers ’09

Onscreen help
Onscreen help contains detailed instructions for completing all Numbers tasks. To
open help, open Numbers and choose Help > Numbers Help. The first page of help
also provides access to useful websites.

iWork Formulas and Functions Help and user guide
iWork Formulas and Functions Help and the iWork Formulas and Functions User Guide
contain detailed instructions for using formulas and powerful functions in your
spreadsheets. To open the user guide, choose Help > “iWork Formulas and Functions
User Guide.” To open help, choose Help > “iWork Formulas and Functions Help.”

iWork website
Read the latest news and information about iWork at

Support website
Find detailed information about solving problems at

Help tags
Numbers provides help tags—brief text descriptions—for most onscreen items. To see
a help tag, hold the pointer over an item for a few seconds.

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This chapter introduces you to the windows and tools you

use to work on Numbers spreadsheets.

When you create a Numbers spreadsheet, you first select a template to start from.

Spreadsheet Templates

The Template Chooser window presents a variety of spreadsheet templates from
which to choose.

Templates contain predefined sheets, tables, formulas, and other elements that help
you get started.

To open the Template Chooser window:
Choose File > “New from Template Chooser.”