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Trish
Sparks, Nevada)
In Word 2000, it was easy to add up a column of numbers in a table. Just highlight the column, put the cursor in the cell under your column of numbers, hit the Formula button..and you get a total.
In Word 2007, it was very easy to press Insert Layout Formula (end of ribbon) and {= SUM(ABOVE } appeared.
However, when I try to get a total in the cell under my column, all I get is "syntax error". Help!!
ANSWER:
The correct syntax for the formula is {=SUM(ABOVE)}. However, you cannot type the formula directly into the cell. It must be entered using a dialog box.
For the benefit of readers who don't know how to use basic math calculations in Microsoft Word tables, let's start at the beginning of the process.
(Trish, follow the instructions and see if you can find the syntax error in your formula.)
To add a column of numbers in a Word 2007 table, follow these steps:
Design Note: If you need advanced math calculations, insert an Excel spreadsheet into your document instead of a Microsoft Word table.
How do I multiply columns of numbers in a word 2007 table?
ANSWER:
Follow the instructions for adding columns of numbers, but use the following formula, =PRODUCT(ABOVE).
Be sure to read the comments below for more help working with calculations in Microsoft Word tables.
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