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Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft® Word® 2010 by Diane Koers

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Creating Table Formulas

IF YOU HAVE A COMPLEX TABLE with lots of calculations, consider using Excel to perform the calculations and then insert the spreadsheet into Word. The next section shows you how to accomplish that. But if you want a simple calculation, such as adding a column of values, go ahead and let Word do the work for you.

There are two rules you must follow when creating Word calculations. One is that the entire calculation must be enclosed in a Word field. Word fields, which you’ll see how to create shortly, are displayed with opening and closing braces, { and }. The second rule is that all calculations must begin with an equals sign (=).

You create Word arithmetic formulas using operators to perform the calculation you want. ...

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