So I am trying out iWork '09 on the 30-day trial basis, and I am trying to force myself to stick with Numbers instead of falling back on OpenOffice or Excel. But uh...
Numbers is an abomination that should be nuked from orbit.
Just try to make a scatter-plot. I dare you, I double-dog dare you.
Also, no button for merge-and-center cell. Why? It's not like they ran out of room! There's PUH LENTY of room for buttons on that interface. The interface is just so... barren. It feels like the program can't do anything (which isn't far from the truth).
Oh, and the number of clicks it takes to draw a border around a cell? It takes me eight
clicks. Four if you are a click-and-hold kinda guy. Oh, and that's for every border you wanna draw. It doesn't remember the last-used settings as a button.
Just truly god... aweful. This thing shouldn't even be considered 1.0 status let alone part of a retail product!!!
Pages is merely "okay." Better than Bean but still not quite as good as Word 07. Say what you will about M$
(I stab at thee!!
), but they know how to make a relatively intuitive and user-friendly Office app.