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Lotus Improv did this first. Excel has pivot table support that supports this use case too if people know how to use it.



You miss the point, both Lotus Improv and Excel are an (pseudo-)endless wall of cells.

Numbers puts bounded tables on a page[0][1] instead of fitting the pages (and everything, really) into an endless table dating from Multiplan, thus solving the "hacking the cells to implement layout" problem. In this example[2] a table is actually selected, and allows for south, east and south-east extension.

[0]: http://www.file-extensions.org/imgs/app-picture/3615/iwork-n...

[1]: http://maymay.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/example-bu...

[2]: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1400/1050927588_8765bb65a6.jp...




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