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I am creating a checkbook register, columnD is deposits, Column E is withdrawal, columnF is balance, how do i get a running total in the balance column

Solved by K. Q. in 16 mins

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Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:08

Welcome to excel got it pro.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:08

I'm here to help you today.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:10

My understanding is that, by running total you mean cumulative balance, right?

User
12/02/2018 - 10:10

right

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:11

I have wrote a formula in column F, would you please input some samples in column D and E and test the formula?

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:12

Is it alright?

User
12/02/2018 - 10:12

yes

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:14

you have the formulas?

User
12/02/2018 - 10:14

where are they?

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:14

this is for first row =D2-E2

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:15

From 2nd row use this =F2+D3-E3.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:15

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:15

This is a copy of the preview file.

User
12/02/2018 - 10:16

Do I have to keep writing in a formula

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:16

You can drag the formula down.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:17

Like this.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:17

Do you want me to modify the formula so that when col D and E both are blank, F will also be blank?

User
12/02/2018 - 10:18

Can you show me how to drag it again

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:19

Sure.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:21

So, when you select a cell in excel, do you see a rectangle at the bottom right corner of that cells border? move your mouse pointer over it, you will then see your mouse pointer making a plus sign, now hold it and drag it down.

User
12/02/2018 - 10:21

yes and ok

User
12/02/2018 - 10:22

So I won't have to keep writing a formula in the balance column

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:22

Yup.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:22

That's true.

User
12/02/2018 - 10:23

Thanks now I hope it will work when I create my register

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:23

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:23

It sure will, please keep the file for reference.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:24

Anything else you need?

User
12/02/2018 - 10:24

ok and thanke

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:24

If not please close the session and leave a feedback for me.

Excelchat Expert
12/02/2018 - 10:24

To close session click on the end session button.

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