How to Transpose in Apple Numbers

Rows and columns are what make up tables and spreadsheet. The transpose function simply switches or reverses the orientation of rows to columns and vice versa.   how-to-transpose-in-apple-numbers

How to Transpose in Apple Numbers

Apple Numbers makes it easy to switch the content of columns and rows with its transpose function. Follow the step-by-step guide below and learn how to transpose automatically.

  • Step 1: Input the Data

    Your rows and columns need to have content first before you can use the transpose button. The first step is to input your table data. Whether it is a class schedule or a weekly financial report, make sure to add and arrange your data accordingly.

  • Step 2: Select Table Actions

    Once you have your data or content in place, the next step is to select the table or spreadsheet you want to transpose. To select an entire table, click on the circle located beside column A (or above the first row) of your spreadsheet. A pop-up menu will appear, select the Table Actions option. Alternatively, you can also click the Table button located in the lower right corner of the page.

  • Step 3: Click the Transpose Function

    In the Table Actions options, you will see a menu containing different functions. Click on the Transpose Rows and Columns button. This function automatically transposes or flips the content of your rows to columns, and vice versa.

  • Step 4: Modify the Table or Content

    You will notice the rows and columns have automatically switched or flipped. The example below shows that the days of the week, that were previously under column A, are now reoriented as rows. And the military time is now listed under column A. Note that columns are the vertical lines and rows are the horizontal lines in a spreadsheet. Further, you can format your table or make changes to it by highlighting the cell, row, or column and clicking the paintbrush icon on the main toolbar. With the paintbrush or formatting tool, it allows you to add more rows, columns, place table borders, change the table color, text size, alignment, etc.


How do you transpose rows to columns in Apple Numbers?

To transpose columns to rows and rows to columns, simply select the table or sheet you want to transpose, click Table Actions and tap the Transpose Rows and Columns button.

How do you flip data vertically in Apple Numbers?

To flip data vertically or change their orientation to vertical, select the Transpose Rows and Columns function under Table Actions; the result is that the header rows automatically become header columns or vice versa.

How do you transpose in Apple Numbers on an iPad?

Open Numbers on your iPad, highlight a table or spreadsheet to transpose, tap Table Actions > Transpose Rows and Columns to flip or swap data from vertical to horizontal, or vice versa.

How do you reverse the order of data in Apple Numbers?

To reverse the order of your column data in Apple Numbers, simply select a column and click Column Actions, then choose either the Sort Ascending or Sort Descending option.