## How to insert formula to sum a column or row of table in Word?

You may know how to sum or calculate data in Excel, but do you know how to sum the data in a column or row of a table in Word document? Let’s talk about the methods of calculate the data in a table in Word.

**Sum a column of a table in Word**

**Do other calculation in a table in Word**

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**Sum a column of a table in Word**

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If you want to sum a column data of the table shown as below, you can do as follow steps:

Step 1. Place the cursor at the blank cell of the first column, then click **layout** > **Formula**, see screenshot:

Step 2. A dialog named Formula is displayed, typing * =SUM(ABOVE)* in the

**Formula**text box. See screenshot:

Step 3. Click **OK**. Then the above data are added together and the result is shown in the blank cell. See screenshot:

**Tip:** To sum the same column data below the blank cell, please type * =SUM(BELOW)* in the

**Formula**text box.

**Sum a row of a table in Word**

If you want to sum a row of a table in a Word document, do as follow:

Step 1. Place the cursor at the blank cell of the first row, then click **layout** > **Formula**, see screenshot:

Step 2. A dialog named **Formula** is displayed, typing ** =SUM(LEFT)** in the formula text box. See screenshot:

Step 3. Click **OK**. Then all the left data of the first row are added together and the result is shown in the blank cell. See screenshot:

Tip: To sum the same row data on the right of the blank cell, please type ** =SUM(RIGHT)** in the Formula text box.

**Do other calculation in a table in Word**

In Word, you can do other calculations in table such as average, production and so on.

Step 1. Click the blank cell you want to show the calculated result, then click **layout** > **Formula**.

Step 2. A dialog named **Formula** is displayed, typing** "="** in the formula text box and select the function you want to apply from the Paste function list. In this case, I select **Max**. See screenshots:

Step 3. Between the parenthesis in the **Formula** text box, please do as follows:

**Typing ABOVE to calculate all the data above the blank cell.****Typing BELOW to calculate all the data below the blank cell.****Typing LEFT to calculate all the data on the left of the blank cell.****Typing RIGHT to calculate all the data on the right of the blank cell.**

In this case, I Typing **LEFT**, see screenshot:

Step 4. Click **OK**, you can see the result shown as below:

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