How do I insert auto sum in a Word 2007 table?

Discussion in 'Word Tables' started by Jackie, May 8, 2008.

  1. Jackie

    Jackie Guest

    In older versions of Word, I was able to add (sum) a simple column of numbers
    by inserting a formula rather than using Excel. This was especially useful
    when preparing a letter or other document.
    Jackie, May 8, 2008
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  2. It's a little more involved in Word 2007. With the table selected, select
    the Layout tab of the Table Tools and click on Formula. If you have values
    in the cells above, then SUM(ABOVE) will be offered as the default formula.
    Otherwise you have to choose a function and type in cell references.

    The same is true of the Sum button, which you can add to the QAT (it's in
    the All Commands section Word Options | Customize).

    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, May 8, 2008
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  3. Jackie


    Thanks A lot for this solution :)

    , Jul 27, 2012
  4. Jackie


    in windows 2007, u can sum the values in a col/row by using summation(E)function. this function will not be available in default. u have to insert "customize the quick accsss toolbar" in top left corner. then select"more commands" u will get a new pop up window. select customize menu and choose "all commands" select sum from the drop down and add it to ur customize quick access toolbar. the symbol will inserted in ur word document.
    , Aug 11, 2013
  5. Jackie

    Stefan Blom Guest

    For more on formulas in Word, see
    (Sum a column or row of numbers in a table).

    Note that it's usually faster to insert the field code directly. Just press
    Ctrl+F9; Word inserts field delimiters, { }, and you can then type in the

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP
    Stefan Blom, Aug 11, 2013
  6. Jackie


    Thank you! This is the first explanation that worked for me, & I've been trying to figure it out for 2 hours.
    , Oct 17, 2013
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