In a recent challenge, we discovered that Excel displays the number of selected cells (storing data) in the Status bar. You can use this same trick to display the sum of currently selected values. Word has a few mathematical tricks of its own, but most users don’t know about them. For a permanent summing solution, use a table, as discussed in Add calculating rows and columns to a Word table. But what if you just have a quick summing task - is there anything in Word similar to Excel’s Status bar quick calculation? How would you quickly add a series of values in a Word document, without using table formulas?
Office challenge: What's the quickest way to sum a series of numbers in Word?
Takeaway: In this week’s challenge, test your Office skills by explaining how to sum numbers in Word without using table formulas.
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That's pretty cool
The Clipboard is in the ribbon but also useful in the Quick Access Toolbar
If you use multiple clipboard entries a lot, or don't want to leave the current ribbon tab you are using to view the clipboard, it makes more sense to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar.
To see the clipboard quickly with maximum information and minimum disruption:
Right click on the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), select "customize the QAT". Where it say "Popular Commands" ignore it and select "All Commands". In that list, add "Clipboard" with the office logo on the icon. Then click the OK button and the clipboard is on your QAT. You can see the last 24 clipboard entries and paste or delete any of them. It also leaves the ribbon with the focus you had before you activated/deactivated the clipboard.
The only thing I think is a pain (a very minor one) is that you can't access anyting but the latest clipboard entry without taking your hands off the keyboard.
The formula suggestions here are great. I didn't know the possibilities.
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