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multiple worksheets in excel vs in numbers

The subject line is probably truly not what I need to know. I want to enter all of my personal expenses for the year, using my receipts. I put them into Description in B2, categories in B3, Total in B4.
I want to have Jan, Feb, Mar . . . in other words each month shown together.
I started a table in Numbers, but so not like the feature of having to use option downarrow to insert a row, too time consuming.
Should I start an individual file for each month? If so, how can I get a GRAND TOTAL of all the categories in each file? I would try to keep the names of the categories identical, by the way, if that is necessary.
Should I do a lot of tables in one file? Seems awkward. I used to do a new worksheet in Excel for each month, then I could add the cells from each worksheet for the grand total.
Can this be done in Numbers.
Thanks for any help. Have been on Mac since Nov, 2010.
Sallie Whiteford

Comments: 4 Responses to “multiple worksheets in excel vs in numbers”

    9 years ago

    You can do it any way you wish. It is really a matter of personal preference.
    Myself, I would do it as one long table and keep it in a single table in a single sheet in a single document. Makes sense to me since all the data is related and have the same column headings.
    I would have a column for date, one for description, one for category and one for amount. Then I would have an occasional total in the next column for the month.
    Think of each row as a record in your database.

    Sallie Whiteford
    9 years ago

    Thanks Gary, will do that.

    Kathy Wagner
    8 years ago

    I have inventory set up on one set of tables so that I can email it to customers and a second set of tables to subtract orders out of inventory. I need to email to other customers what is left but do not want to email all of the calculation sheets do you have any ideas?

      8 years ago

      Print that section of the spreadsheet as a PDF. Send them the PDF.

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