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Spreadsheet program with images in cells?
October 23, 2007 12:38 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a spreadsheet program for OS X that will allow me to essentially create a dictionary list, in alphabetical order... the crucial element is that it needs to be able to contain images in the cells (some definitions have diagrams)!

I've tried Excel and it seems that it does not allow you to put images into the cells - only on top of them. Anyone have any ideas?
posted by Yiggs to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
 
Sounds like what you want is a database, not a spreadsheet. The last one I used for Mac OS was Filemaker.
posted by fatllama at 12:54 AM on October 23, 2007


Seconding the use of a database. Filemaker is your best option.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:32 AM on October 23, 2007


You're probably better off with a database, but for what it's worth Excel can do what you're looking for.
posted by MaxK at 3:44 AM on October 23, 2007


Seconding FilemakerPro. Very easy to learn, and built to do exactly what you are wanting .
posted by Thorzdad at 6:15 AM on October 23, 2007


A dictionary list in a spreadsheet? Rather, what is the result you want in the end? There are probably more tools in your toolbox than that hammer.
posted by cmiller at 7:49 AM on October 23, 2007


Nthing Filemaker Pro... but if you don't want to invest a ton of money ($299), maybe Apple's new spreadsheet app, Numbers, will do the trick... It's more powerful than Excel as far as layout is concerned and its included with iWork which is only $79.


Free 30 day trial of FileMaker Pro here (link on right hand side of page).

Free 30 day trial of iWork here.


.//chris
posted by hummercash at 8:15 AM on October 23, 2007


iWork looks like it will work great, thanks!
posted by Yiggs at 1:35 PM on October 23, 2007


OpenOffice for Macs is worth a look.
posted by Kioki-Silver at 4:56 PM on October 23, 2007


You could also keep your existing Excel solution and make the images references to the actual file on a server. Local or the web, but all text, of course.
posted by crustix at 9:13 PM on October 23, 2007


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