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Using Math Formulas in Tables
Selecting colors for columns, rows, or your table
Follow these steps to paint columns, rows, or your table a new color:
1. Select the part of the table that needs a paint job.
2. In the (Table Tools) Design tab, open the drop-down list on the
Shading button and choose a color (refer to Figure 4-7).
Later in this chapter, “Using a picture as the table background” explains how
to use a picture as the background in a table.
Using Math Formulas in Tables
No, you don’t have to add the figures in columns and rows yourself; Word
gladly does that for you. Word can perform other mathematical calculations
as well. Follow these steps to perform mathematical calculations and tell
Word how to format sums and products:
1. Put the cursor in the cell that will hold the sum or product of the cells
above, below, to the right, or to the left.
2. On the (Table Tools) Layout tab, click the Formula button.
Depending on the size of your screen, you may have to click the Data
button first. The Formula dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 4-9. In
its wisdom, Word makes an educated guess about what you want the
formula to do and places a formula in the Formula box.
Figure 4-9:
A math
formula in a
table.
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