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Just started playing around with numbers, and wanted to send Apple some feedback. Although there's a feedback choice in the menu Apple hasn't setup the webpage! Both Pages and Keynote have their feedback webpages working. Guess Apple doesn't care what we think of their Spreadsheet!

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I'd give it top marks for appearance, it's beautiful looking (I can't believe I just said that about a spreadsheet!) and very slick. It opened my excel formatted NeoOffice created files without a hiccup including charts. My problem with is with the functions; in most spreadsheets you choose the function (in this case standard deviation) then hi-light the cells with the data you want the result of. Numbers shows the function as 'stdev (number,[number,...])' if you hi-light your data in numbers tacks it onto the formula and gives an error! You have to hi-light the 'number,[number,...] ' then select your data. Hopefully these minor gitches will be fixed soon. If it is I'll buy iWork (otherwise I'll have to think about it)
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I agree about the slick part. It looks pretty, as most things touched by Apple are. I haven't used it much yet (and usually don't use spreadsheets anyway), but it's been fine so far.
 

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I've been playing with Numbers all morning and so far I'm absolutely loving it. It's not quick and dirty like MS Excel/NeoOffice Spreadsheet but it's easy to use.

At the moment I'm rebuilding a financial spreadsheet I built 2 years ago. I decided to start completely from scratch to take full advantage of the features Numbers has to offer. After this I plan to start building my own Quicken type thing and ditch that Rosetta mess once and for all. I'm already happy I won't have to use NeoOffice again because it's such a resource hog. I'm also going to start using Pages+Numbers to do reports and calculations, and next presentation definitely make use of Keynote. Overall, I give Apple full props for finally bringing out their own spreadsheet program, it's obviously still a version 1.0 product but it's got everything for the typical user and I'm excited to see what they can do with it next version release.
 
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