1. Click in the cell where the results of the calculation is expected to appear. Then, Click the ‘Layout’ tab. Next, Click the ‘Formula’ button (see the diagram below) – The Formula dialog box will appear on the screen with a suggested formula.

how to add a formula to a table in word

  

2. In the Formula dialog box, you will find a blank rectangular box under the section ‘Number Format’ Click the down arrow at the right hand side of the rectangular box, and choose the number format you want for the answer to your calculation. As seen in the following diagram. 

how to add a formula to a table in word - diagram 2

  

3. Word has added the numbers under the row called ‘Bananas’, and placed the result under the Total column, as seen in the next diagram.  

how to add a formula to a table in word - diagram 3

 

Lesson 83: How to Align Text or Numbers in Cells