How Do I Add a Column of Numbers in a Table in Word?

The table function in Microsoft Word is a powerful feature, and the ability to add numbers in Word tables makes it even more useful. If you need to add a table to Microsoft Word and add a formula to that table, the program provides a user-friendly formula function. Adding a formula to a Word table makes it possible to build an interactive table in the program without cutting and pasting data from other programs.

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Log on to the computer and open Microsoft Word. Open a new Word document.

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Click on the "Table" menu and choose "Insert" from the list. Choose "Table" to insert a table.

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Choose the number of columns and rows for your table and click "OK." Enter the data into the table.

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Place the cursor in the cell where the formula should appear. Click on the "Table" menu and choose "Formula" from the list. Verify that the formula reads "=SUM(Above)" and click "OK."