# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Have a column of figures say in column F and need total Line 3 thru 60. what is the formula? Also need to know formula for Column for say f+g=h
Solved by M. L. in 60 mins
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Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:34
Hello, how are you?
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:36
Hi are you there?
User 14/06/2018 - 12:36
I am retired 80 just trying to learn formulas used years ago but trying to relearn.
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:38
Oh, no worries, First am happy for your age and may you live many more years.
User 14/06/2018 - 12:38
Not very good at typing just bear with me not compuer literate either
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:40
To your first query about totaling, You need to go to the cell where you need the totals to show and type =sum(
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:41
Then select all the cells that you want to sum, close the bracket with ) then press the enter key
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:41
Is that clear enough?
User 14/06/2018 - 12:42
I was a account and used to paper columnar pads pencil and adding machine
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:43
Can you see what am writing on the excel sheet on the right of the chat box?
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:44
hELLOO
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:45
Hi, are you there?
User 14/06/2018 - 12:47
is that done in the box you want the Total below the last entry
User 14/06/2018 - 12:47
After draging
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:49
Yes, any cell that you want the totals to show
User 14/06/2018 - 12:50
Got it how do you get the \$ sign on left of column and numbers on right
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:51
Pressing Shift+4
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:54
are you able to do that?
User 14/06/2018 - 12:56
Yes =How do you ad column c=a+b
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:58
you go to c, write =, then click the cells you want to add in column a and b, then press enter
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 12:59
can you see that, i have written it on the excel sheet.
User 14/06/2018 - 01:07
Do not see it
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 01:08
and now?
User 14/06/2018 - 01:10
I do not know where to look
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 01:10
the excel sheet on the right of the chat box
User 14/06/2018 - 01:12
I am looking but I do not see it do it on line 12
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 01:14
It's there now
User 14/06/2018 - 01:17
It did not add in 12 and 13
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 01:18
Can you see it now?
User 14/06/2018 - 01:20
Did you put the formula in 12 and drag it to 13
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 01:20
Yes that's it
User 14/06/2018 - 01:26
I tried to drag 12 to 14 and it did not add
User 14/06/2018 - 01:27
What did you do
Excelchat Expert 14/06/2018 - 01:29
To drag you need to put the cursor at the bottom right corner where there is a blue dot, your cursor will turn to a cross(+) then left click and drag
User 14/06/2018 - 01:34
Do you always put formula up at fx

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