Its obvious in retrospect, but for years I have always manually added up figures in columns I was working on in Microsoft Word (e.g. a payment schedule in a contract).
This week I was getting sick of recalculating figures every time I made a change, and googled the problem.
Word Tips has just what I needed: Summing a Table Column .
- Click the table cell you want the formula in
- Click the Layout tab on the ribbon.
- Click the Formula tab in the Data group. Word displays the Formula dialog box.
- Insert your formula , default is “=SUM(ABOVE)” which sums all the cells above.
- Click on OK.