Question about linking files in Numbers '09

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by everbell, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. everbell macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    I'm a new Mac user so bear with me here ... I am used to using Excel and am hoping Numbers has some similar functionality.

    I know with Excel you can "share" or "link" data between two separate Excel files and am wondering

    What I am trying to do is this: In lieu of a decent Quicken application, I am tracking my monthly budget, income and expenses in a Numbers spreadsheet. What I would then like to do is have each monthly file input data into a yearly overall summary. I know I can do this by copying and pasting, but was REALLY hoping I could do this automatically.

    Thanks for any help in advance!
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Gosh, it's been SO long since I last used Numbers... that said, I do believe it supports syntax very much like Excel's for fetching data from elsewhere. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you could put all the various tables into one Numbers document, and use the "fetch data from elsewhere" technique to load it all into a summary table - that's the method I recommend, as it keeps everything in one place.
  3. everbell thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    Thanks ... I'll try it in Excel and see if I can use the same syntax in Numbers.

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