an alphabet by typing in a cell gives drop down suggestions from previous hits on the same column. But how the drop down to choose the suggestions of the other columns and other sheets.

an alphabet by typing in a cell gives drop down suggestions from previous hits on the same column. But how the drop down to choose the suggestions of the other columns and other sheets.

Hi mdsavol,

Your observations are accurate. The 'suggestions' are previous entries in the same column that correspond to what has been entered so far in the active cell. The only direct user control is to activate the function turn on or off in numbers preferences > general.

There are other ways to include or exclude items of suggestions:

  • To remove typos in the suggestions list, the user must correct the typos in the cell above the active cell. If they are more in the list, they won't be presented as suggestions.
  • To include selections added to the list, the user must enter these suggestions in the individual cells above the active cell and column where they are wanted as suggestions.

There was a request here a while there is a list of suggestion 'live' similar to those of some websites, which offers a descending list of possible entries as a type in an input box.

The only way I see to reach a solution similar to what you have asked is to use as many lines at the top of the non-en-tete of the table section to list the items likely to repeat in your table, and then hide the lines. You'll need a list for each column where you want to use this feature with a list previously planted. Existing items will then require a likely hit up to three, then a click to choose from a list small enough to enter a value into a cell. News he will need to enter in full the first time, but after that it will be put on the list and answer the same thing as the terms preseeded.

While your setting upward (or decide not to do), consider going on the menu of number (in numbers), choosing to provide feedback from numbers and writing a feature in Apple request. Describe what you want. Explain how he could help the average user numbers, and then hope for the best.

Kind regards

Barry

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