Summing a table in MS Word

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 .

  1. Click the table cell you want the formula in
  2. Click the Layout tab on the ribbon.
  3. Click the Formula tab in the Data group. Word displays the Formula dialog box.
  4. Insert your formula , default is “=SUM(ABOVE)” which sums all the cells above.
  5. Click on OK.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.