#### winchester369

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I asked a formula question a few days ago, and got quick and accurate help, so thank you...
but now I have another question.....

I want all numbers in one column to add up to a total at the bottom... A friend says I have to use something like "=k3+k4+k5+k6....etc. etc..." in the "total" cell, stating every number... But I have over 200 numbers in that column....

Is there an easier formula?

Thanks

Dwayne

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Hi - try this:

1) select a cell underneath the column of data you want to sum
2) hold down the ALT key & press =
3) Press enter.

Thank you for the quick response.... I did just that, and it says "=sum()"....asking for each individual number to be placed in the perenthese...

Dwayne

=sum(k1:k999) will add cells k1 to k999. hope this helps

EUREKA!!!!!!!

That did it!

Thanks so much!!!!!!

Again...I apologize for asking such elementary questions... I am just now using excel for the first time, and pulling all my hairs out!!!

Thanks so much for your time.

Never appologise for asking a question - no one was born knowing how excel works

Re my initial suggestion - it will only work if the cell you are using is in the same column (or row) as the range of cells you want to sum.

Hopefully, I will get this mastered, if that is even possible without being a mathematical genius...LOL

but I thank you all, your help is greatly apreciated.

Dwayne

You could also use the Autosum button on the toolbar.

Richard

paddy's right. we are all here to learn from each other, and although you may not believe it now- you too may one day be solving these sort of queries for other newbie excel users.

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