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Neat Table Tricks
3. If this isn’t the formula you want, delete everything except the equal
sign in the Formula box, open the Paste Function drop-down list, and
choose another function for the formula.
For example, choose PRODUCT to multiply figures. You may have to
type left , right , above , or below in the parentheses within the formula
to tell Word where the figures that you want it to compute are.
4. In the Number Format drop-down list, choose a format for your
number.
5. Click OK.
Book II
Chapter 4
Word doesn’t calculate blank cells in formulas. Enter 0 in blank cells if you
want them to be included in calculations. You can copy functions from one
cell to another to save yourself the trouble of opening the Formula dialog box.
Neat Table Tricks
The rest of this chapter details a handful of neat table tricks to make your
tables stand out in a crowd. Why should all tables look alike? Read on to
discover how to make text in the header row stand on its ear, wrap text around
a table, put a picture behind a table, draw diagonal border lines, draw on top
of a table, and wrap slide text around a table.
Changing the direction of header row text
In a top-heavy table in which the cells in the first row contain text and the
cells below contain numbers, consider changing the direction of the text in
the first row to make the table easier to read. Changing text direction in the
first row is also a good way to squeeze more columns into a table. Consider
how wide the table shown in Figure 4-10 would be if the words in the first
row were displayed horizontally.
Figure 4-10:
Change the
direction
of text to
squeeze
more
columns on
a table.
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