Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

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**To Enter Formulas Using Point Mode**

The sketch of the worksheet in Figure 2–3 on page EX 85 calls for the current value, gain/loss, and percent

gain/loss of each stock to appear in columns H, I, and J respectively. All three of these values are calculated using

formulas in row 4:

Current Value (cell H4) = Shares

Current Price Per Share or =D4*G4

Gain/Loss (cell I4) = Current Value – Initial Cost or H4-F4

Percent Gain/Loss (cell J4) = Gain/Loss / Initial Cost or I4/F4

An alternative to entering the formulas in cells H4, I4, and J4 using the keyboard is to enter the formulas

using the mouse and Point mode.
Point mode
allows you to select cells for use in a formula by using the mouse. The

following steps enter formulas using Point mode.

1

•
With cell H4 selected, type
=
(equal

sign) to begin the formula and

then click cell D4 to add a

reference to cell D4 to the formula

(Figure 2–7).

cell reference D4

appended to formula

marquee surrounds

selected cell D4

Figure 2–7

2

•
Type
*
(asterisk) and then click

cell G4 to add a multiplication

operator and reference to cell G4

to the formula (Figure 2–8).

border of cell and

its cell reference

in formulas are

colored blue

formula appears

in formula bar

marquee surrounds

selected cell G4

cell reference G4

appended to formula

Figure 2–8