Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

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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.