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Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Formulas & Functions Inside Out by Helmut Reinke Egbert Jeschke Sara Unverhau, Eckehard Pfeifer, Bodo Fienitz, and Jens Bock

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Calculating Profit Margin as a Percentage

This section explains how to calculate the profit margin as a percentage for the full year. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Select cell D15, which is below the profit margin for December.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the AutoSum button (see Figure 1-23).

    Calculating the sum with one mouse click.

    Figure 1-23. Calculating the sum with one mouse click.

    The sum is automatically calculated and displayed in the Profit Margin column (see Figure 1-24).

    Simplified calculation options with table formatting.

    Figure 1-24. Simplified calculation options with table formatting.

    Tip: Choose calculations ...

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