Anyway to add a shortcut to a numbers file

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  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68020

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    Is there anyway to add a direct shortcut on the home screen on iPhone (iOS 7) to a numbers file?

    I have a document that I open often, and rather than open numbers, wait until it loads all my spreadsheets, fins know I want, open it would be easier for a shortcut direct to open it.

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  2. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No one done this? Thought it would be really handy?
     
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I don't think it can be done, at least not without jailbreaking.
     
  4. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    There is no way to do this.
     
  5. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah big pity that. I'm not into jailbreaking so looks like stuck?
     
  6. Mcfische macrumors newbie

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    Delete Numbers the open link in Safari and open it. Great a home page then reinstall numbers
     
  7. TJSnout, Mar 24, 2017
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    Creating a home screen link to a Numbers document

    Using a program called 'Workflow' from App Store. This task can be accomplished in a few ways. Below is one to consider:

    - Open Numbers document (Pages may work also?)
    - Touch COLABORATION icon : Touch 'send Link' : Choose 'CopyLink'
    - Open Workflow : Using 'Open Bookmark' workflow from Gallery : Paste URL and add title
    - Touch SHARE icon : Choose 'Add to desktop' : Follow instructions

    TaDa!

    Hope that helps someone.

    Tim
     
  8. MissiKrissi macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Aug 4, 2018 ---
    Thank you for introducing me to Workflow. Now I’m addicted. Thanks

    I tried to create a link to my homepage for a Numbers spreadsheet I use daily; however, there was no “open bookmark” in the Workflow Gallery. I tried searching for it and couldn’t find it anywhere. Do you know if this process has changed? I’m not a programmer, so some of the actions for creating my own Workflows are above my head.

    Also, do you know if there is a way to open apps not in the suggested lists? I have a series of apps I open to complete daily activities. Would be great to use a Workflow.

    Thank you for your time and sharing knowledge!

    Kris
     
  9. OllyOwlKaPow macrumors newbie

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    Hi MissiKrissi,

    I just found this tread as I was trying to do the same. Instead of looking for “open bookmark”, you need to add two steps in Workflow. First, add an “action”, scroll right to the bottom, pick “URL” and drag to the workflow. Second, go back to actions and pick “Open URLs” and drag to your workflow - note that this option wasn’t there when you added the first action.

    Hopefully that will fix it for you - it worked a treat for me.
     

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