# Excel ?

1. ## 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. 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.

Cheers,
Phil
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3. 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:

=sum(E2:E4)

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. 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. 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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