I have set up a table in Word with columns headers of "Hours", "Rate" and "Total". Is there a way where Word will multiply "Hours" by "Rate" and put the answer in "Total." Also, can a I sum the line totals for a grand total? Thank you.

Hi, Use the field formulas

Assuming that you are using Word 2003, place the cursor in the table cell for the first hours x rate calculation

From the menu bar select Insert and Field...

Select =(Formula) from the field names: list

On the right click the Formula... button

Replace the default formula with something like this=A2*B2where A2 and B2 are table cell references.

(You can add number formatting later)

If you have some values in a column using the above formula, when you insert a formula field below them, Word will offer a default formula =SUM(ABOVE)Number formating can be added by selecting the field and right-click and select 'Edit field' and click the formula button and enter a number format (there is a drop-down list for standard formats or enter your own).

If you select a field and right-click and select 'Toggle Field Codes' the number format will appear after the formula as something like this \#"00.00"

Regards

Thank you for your quick response. I was able to do the needed calculations in Word.

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