Numbers - How do I rename cells?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Aramyth, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Aramyth macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    In Excel, you can easily rename a cell to whatever you want. i.e from A1 to yaxis

    How do you do this in Numbers? I can't find it.
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    One, the Numbers documentation could do a better job on this topic. What I've learned is trial and error.

    Two, Numbers could do a better job of being more explicit in its naming.

    Having said that, I have to admit I like how it works.

    Let's say in Column A, you've got a column of months ... Jan to Dec.

    In Column B you've got data, at the bottom of your data you want first quarter results ... All you need to type is =Jan+Feb+Mar. Numbers recognizes where the data comes from.

    You don't need to explicitly name the cells "Jan" etc. it knows. it appears to be case sensitive. It doesn't recognize "Mar" as "mar".

    This works pretty well in a table format. Maybe not so good if you're not.


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