How to do a sum in Excel

Excel is a Microsoft spreadsheet application that can help with budgeting and accounts. It can also be used to do mathematical formulae, input and build up information such as a database that can be merged for letters and envelopes as well as build graphs and use other mathematical calculus. This guide shows you how to add up numbers in Excel. It is using Excel 2010, but the concepts will be similar in other versions.

 
You’ll need:
 
  • A computer with Excel installed 
 
Watch our screencast for instructions (click on the [ ] icon on the bottom left to make video full screen):

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karen Maxwell is a Digital Unite tutor and assessor/trainer of computer accessibility.