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Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac Step by Step by Joan Lambert

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Create Simple Formulas

To apply a function, you create a formula that uses that function. If you know the formula you want to use, you can type it directly into a worksheet cell, or into the Formula Bar (which displays the cell content in a larger space). If you’re uncertain about the specific function that will perform the calculation you want, or unsure about how to put together a formula using that function, you can call on the Formula Builder to help you put one together.

You can create a formula in any of these three ways:

  • Type the formula directly into the worksheet cell in which you want the results to appear.

  • Display the Formula Bar, and ...

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