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10 Excel Quick Tips
Part three of a ten-part series of blogs

Some tasks in Excel always seem to take longer than they should - if only you knew a bunch of quick shortcuts to speed up the simple things. Read on to see how much time you could save!

  1. Excel Quick Tip #1 - Copying a Formula
  2. Excel Quick Tip #2 - Putting Dollar Signs in a Formula
  3. Excel Quick Tip #3 - Adding Totals to Columns (this blog)
  4. Excel Quick Tip #4 - Selecting a Table
  5. Excel Quick Tip #5 - Sorting a List
  6. Excel Quick Tip #6 - Creating Range Names
  7. Excel Quick Tip #7 - Creating a Chart
  8. Excel Quick Tip #8 - Copying a Worksheet
  9. Excel Quick Tip #9 - Entering Today's Date
  10. Excel Quick Tip #10 - Copying Days and Months

Posted by Andrew Gould on 02 December 2011

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Excel Quick Tip #3 - Adding Totals to Columns

Nearly everyone who's ever used Excel will have encountered the SUM function, usually at the bottom of a table to add up columns of figures.  Did you know there was a keyboard shortcut that automatically sums columns?

  1. Select the cells at the bottom of a table where you would like your totals to appear.
Selecting totals cells

Here we've selected the next blank cell in each column that contains numbers.

  1. Press ALT + = on the keyboard.
Totals added

Totals will be added to each of the selected cells.

You can watch a short video of this technique in action on Wise Owl's YouTube channel.

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