Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise

Calculate Sums C

An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom

Excel 2016 iconIn this demo in the Excel 2016 from Scratch series Peter Kalmstrom expands his explanation on how to calculate sums using the AutoSum button. Here he shows how you can select a lot of cells and get autosums for all.


If you want to try the exercise yourself, please download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo!


This is what Peter shows in the demo below:

  • How to create AutoSum formulas and select the cells to include.
  • How to fill formulas with relative references into more cells.
  • How to auto sum the cells above.
  • How to auto sum the cells to the left.
  • How to auto sum the cells above AND the cells to the left at the same time.
If you are observant you will see that Peter misses to select one column when he does the last AutoSum selection, so that column is not included in the sum.

Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel basics are the same for earlier versions of Excel.

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