Help - Apple Numbers Spreadsheet - Can you add a word document or something similar?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sun surfer, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. sun surfer macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    I'm doing a large spreadsheet and the problem is that one column contains information/text in each row that is way too long and won't fit, so I need to put that info somewhere else.

    I'm thinking a word document, but that would be cumbersome to have to switch back and forth, so the idea I've hit on is a separate table in the same Numbers sheet that somehow is a word document so it's all there in one place at least.

    Is this possible? Or can anyone tell me any other way of putting a large amount of text/info into Numbers that would work? Thanks!
  2. radicalcentrist macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Does wrapping the text (from the Inspector) not solve your problem?
  3. sun surfer thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    No, I don't think so. Doesn't wrapped text have a limit too?

    I'm saying, the text/info is too large to even put in a cell, there's a limit on the amount of text that will fit in any cell.

    So I need to find some way to make this work in a numbers file, without having to also have a word file as an addendum where I have to switch back and forth between the two whenever I need to reference the spreadsheet.

    Either like some way to change the text limit for a cell or add something like a word document in or something.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    It seems that your strategy is backwards. A large amount of text implies Pages, not Numbers. Paste the Numbers spreadsheet into a Pages host document.

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