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How To Enter Multiple Sum Formulas In One Step

You have multiple columns of data which you need to add totals to.

If you're like most Excel users, you probably use AutoSum to create the total for your first column, then copy that formula and paste it to the remaining columns. There, that was easy wasn't it.

But did you know there was a much faster way to do the same task?

First, highlight all of the cells where you want your totals to go. Then, click the AutoSum button and ,presto, you have created all of your totals in one click.

Think that was cool?

OK, let's assume you have a block of data which you need totals for both columns and rows. Highlight the whole block of data but extend the area you have selected to include the first blank row below your data and the first blank column to the right of your data. Now, click the AutoSum button.

Just like magic, you have totals for both your columns and rows in one step.

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