Friday, December 27, 2013

How to Do Table Calculations in Word 2007

1. Open the Microsoft Word 2007 document. Locate the Word document on the hard drive and double click on the file icon.
2. Create the table in Microsoft Word 2007. Click on the 'Insert' tab from the main menu. Then select 'Table' and choose the appropriate size of the table.
3. Enter the column titles, row titles and figures for the table. Label each column and row appropriately and enter the numbers for the table calculations. Be sure to leave a blank table cell to place the calculations in.
4. Understand the row and column numbering system. In order to compute the numbers in the table one must understand that the columns are referred to as letters and rows are numbers. Therefore, the first cell in the table is A1 and the cell to the right is B1. The cell below A1 is A2. These are the references, which the column and row calculations are based upon.
5. Place the cursor in the column cell where the computation will occur. Next, select 'Layout' from the main menu tabs. In addition, from the layout menu choose the 'Formula' button.
6. Type in the particular calculation in the designated formula box. For example if a user has numbers in the A2 and A3 box and wants them added together, simply type '=A2+A3'. The default formula is the Sum function formula.
7. Know the basic formula symbols. For addition it is '+', for subtraction '-', for multiplication '*' and for division '/'.

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