Can you embed Excel sheets, charts into Pages?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by skp574, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. skp574 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2005
    I am seriously thinking about ditching Word on Mac as I find it a pain to use. I am tempted to get iWork. I still need to produce a spreadsheet to embed into a document and the odd chart. Can these be embedded into Pages as an object? Which can then be edited again by, say double clicking on them? A la OLE on a PC?

    I don't have iWork yet so can't try it myself.

    If not, then I'll wait (patiently) until Apple produces a half decent spreadsheet app for the suite.

    I know iWork can do charts and tables but I need to use formulae in cells not just numbers/text for presentation purposes.
  2. Kirbdog macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2005
    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    I actually tried to do that yesterday. The Excel sheet I imported was 20 columns x 30 rows and it was not good. All the cell sizes was changed and pages spread it over 3 pages, it was practically unrecognizable. After that I just abandoned the attempt. I'm not saying it can't work, it probably isn't worth the hassel. As a student I still do all my writing assignments in Word and import them into Pages to give them an impressive look, add photos and edit fonts. This sets my assignments apart everyone else who strictly use Word and its horrible clip art.
  3. ldburroughs macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I have iWork/Pages and for the most part it is a great little program. It handles just about anything MS Publisher or Word can but is lost in the area of Excel. I actually have to keep the Office package on my machine just to run a decent spreadsheet. I would love to drop Office altogether but it doesn't look I can this time around. Maybe in the next version of Pages we'll see something to address these issues.

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