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Old 22-04-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
aedcone
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Addition in a 2007 Word Table

How do you take a simple colum of numbers in a Word 2007 table and add them?
This used to to be so easy in 2000. Now you seem to need to be a rocket
scientist to figure out how to do simple addition in a table in Word 2007.
 
Old 22-04-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
CyberTaz
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Re: Addition in a 2007 Word Table

Yeah, they made it real tough;-) Click in the cell where you want the sum,
click the Table Tools> Layout contextual tab on the Ribbon, click Formula in
the Data group, click OK.
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"aedcone" <aedcone@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5913CEFE-1F1A-42B7-9E28-BA1EB08790FB@microsoft.com...
> How do you take a simple colum of numbers in a Word 2007 table and add
> them?
> This used to to be so easy in 2000. Now you seem to need to be a rocket
> scientist to figure out how to do simple addition in a table in Word 2007.


 
Old 22-04-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
Jay Freedman
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Re: Addition in a 2007 Word Table

aedcone wrote:
> How do you take a simple colum of numbers in a Word 2007 table and
> add them? This used to to be so easy in 2000. Now you seem to need
> to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to do simple addition in a
> table in Word 2007.


It's still easy, you just need to look in the right place. When the cursor
is in the table cell where you want the sum, the Table Tools tab will be
visible on the ribbon, with two tabs under it, Design and Layout (not the
best names, but we're stuck with them). Click the Layout tab, then click the
Formula button in the Data group at the far right. Choose the SUM(ABOVE)
formula.

Alternatively, you can go to the Insert ribbon, click Quick Parts and select
Field, choose the "= (Formula)" field type, and click the Formula button.
That gets you to the same Formula dialog.

Once you know about the field, you can insert it by hand more quickly than
with all that button clicking. In the table cell, type

=sum(above)

Select that text and press Ctrl+F9 to make it a field, then F9 to update it.

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