Excel ?

  1. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider

    Excel ?

    I'm trying to learn how to setup a spreadsheet in Excel and need a little help. This is my first attempt at making a spreadsheet. In this example how do I setup this spreadsheet so that I can keep a running total of columns C,D and E in column F if I keep adding new lines. If I'm doing it wrong any suggestions are welcome.

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  2. Posts : 5,184
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2

    Hi Winuser,

    One suggestion, move the Total cell to the left so that it is beneath the Sub Total column. When you insert a new row (in your example you would be inserting at row 5) and then add your new numbers they will automatically be added in to the Total.

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  3. Posts : 17,347
    Windows 11 Pro

    Oops, just checked. It is required to move the total to the left under the subtotal column. Also, the equation for the sum should be:


    The colon means sum everything from E2 to E4. When you add lines before the total line, the E4 should increase automatically to reflect the added lines.
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  4. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I think I got it now. I'll play around with it some more and try different formulas so I can learn more about making spreadsheets.
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  5. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
    Thread Starter

    I've been playing around with my example spreadsheet and have it pretty much working the way I want. Thanks again for the help. I do have one more question though. Is there any way to have new entries auto fill? Right now I'm using copy and paste to enter new lines.
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