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Trivial problem in iSpreadsheet use blocking me

I just have this Ispreadsheet on my iPad. In principle it’s all I need. Main use is around this time of year for preparing my tax statements and reviewing finances and accounts. Basically just keeping things in a table plus being able to add a column from e.g. items 3 to 24 etc. is handy.

(Now they are at me for an upgrade, it costs very little but what the upgrade will give me I don’t think I need, plus I’ve read that it is worse than useless, that one is better off without it. On the other hand I judge that switching to some other app e.g. to run on my Mac is not worth the hassle. I want to do my taxes right now!). Now the question:

I just want to take over last year’s table, which has all the information about the account numbers et cetera that I don’t want to list all over again from scratch. Somehow the document has expanded so that instead of about 40 rows It has about 1000, all those after row 45 are empty. Instructions tell me how to delete a row, but not how to delete a block. I couldn’t find any online help forum for this app, so I wondered if anyone here knew,p?

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About empty rows.

In reply to: Trivial problem in iSpreadsheet use blocking me

Spreadsheets have for as long as I remember always had thousands of blank rows. Maybe this iSpreadsheet started in a new way where you only have the rows you add and later had to reverse course on this idea because it was so different than current spreadsheets.

It's not as if you have to print 1000 rows. All the spreadsheets let us set the print range.

Then we have the issue of cost, choice, etc. For me I'd get LibreOffice for Mac.

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What I did

In reply to: About empty rows.

Well actually, I haven’t been using the app for quite some time. I mainly use it about tax return time. Just to make lists and calculations (additions of numbers in a column) . Have used for a few years, but now I remember that last year I only used it to print out the empty lists without numbers and filled it in as a paper document because I was finding it too difficult to use.

You used to be able to highlight a block of so many rows and columns. Then that would be the document which you could print. But now I am unable to highlight anything except for one column or one row, and I instructions that I can see you tell how to do that only, not the block.

And there are used to appear a bar below the working columns, in which there were the various instructions for deleting, arithmetical operations, adding more deleting columns, etc. But now that is not there. Roughly where it was there is an ad (linked to some local product of no interest to me) I can’t get rid of. Maybe that is what is causing the problem?

I see no way to set the print range. I seem to have little control over what it prints now. You have to do a ‘Save As’ and send it to some places they offer (I don’t remember this from before). I can send it to Print but it prints out about 2/3 of the rows and about 2/3 of the columns - not all I want. I sent it to various other places like dropbox I think, but it loses the tabular formatting and comes out as something unusable. But finally I sent it to somewhere mysterious which then turns out to be Mac Numbers. Wherein I was finally able to print out my starting table, hurrah!

Which is a spreadsheet. And this table now does contain that data I didn’t want to have to input all over again. So I could just abandon Ispreadsheet. But there will be new stuff to learn, and it would have been preferable if I could still use the Ispreadsheet app that worked before and that I was used to.

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Update: Within a few hours of my last post the explanation and cure arrived (hope it sticks).

It was a bug. An update from savvy soda just arrived with which I seem to cure this bug.

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