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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Calculating with Tables

Basic tables look tantalizingly like spreadsheets. In fact, a Word table can actually be made to perform a wide variety of calculations. In this section, you'll learn how to use tables as if they were spreadsheets.

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If you find that Word's table calculation capabilities are not sufficient for your needs, or if your source data is already stored in an Excel worksheet, see Chapter 29, “Leveraging Microsoft Office 2003's Power from Word,” to learn how to embed Excel worksheet data and calculations in your Word documents.

Adding a List of Numbers Using AutoSum

Perhaps the most common calculation you'll want to perform in a table is to add a list of numbers. Word's AutoSum feature makes this easy.

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