WiseOwl Training - Established 1992 Wise Owl Training

Established May 1992
30 years in business
Wise Owl Training
30 years in business
See 516 reviews for our classroom and online training
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

You need a minimum screen resolution of about 700 pixels width to see our blogs. This is because they contain diagrams and tables which would not be viewable easily on a mobile phone or small laptop. Please use a larger tablet, notebook or desktop computer, or change your screen resolution settings.

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.

This blog has 0 threads Add post