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Displaying the Sum of Column Cells in a Table

You can populate a table cell with the sum of the preceding column cell values. For example, in a BOM, you can display the cost subtotal of a set of items.

  1. Add a new blank row if necessary.

    See Inserting Columns or Rows in Tables

  2. Double-click the empty cell in which the sum is to appear.
  3. Click the Equation tool .
  4. For Functions, select Sum and click .

    The sum is calculated for all cells preceding the selected cell starting from below the previous summed cell or from the top of the column if there are not prior sums.

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