```I am a very new at this and it is driving me crazy.

For example, I want to add all of column A + column B and I want the answer to go in C. I want this action to always happen automatically. How do I do this...in easy, non-math language??

I understand the basic concept of the formula, but it will only do it in C1, e.g

I also get the error #name?  Where do I enter this "name" and what is it referring to

I would appreciate any and all help

Thanks
Amme
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4/27/2004 4:31:06 AM
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```your question is a little vague

do you want c1 to add a1 & b1 then c2 to add a2 & b2

If yes then in c1 type in
=a1+b1

or

=sum(a1:b1)

you would then need to copy this formula down column c for hom man
rows you like

As you copy down the row numbers will change automatically

To drag fromlas down
Place mouse cusor at bottom right corner of c1 - mouse pointerwil
change to a +
click and hold left mouse botton then drag downwards

If you want c1 to add all of column a and all of column a then you nee
the following formula in c1

=SUM(A:B

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4/27/2004 5:31:44 AM
```Hi Amme
If you want to add ALL of columns A and B together, put
this in column C
=SUM(A:A,B:B)

However, you could add Cell A and Cell B of each row with :
=A1+B1 in cell C1. When you have done this for row 1,
highlight C1 and drag  down as far as you need to go.
Then at the bottom of column C, put:
=SUM(C1:Cnnn), nnn being whatever the last cell No is.

Regards
Michael

>-----Original Message-----
>I am a very new at this and it is driving me crazy.
>
>For example, I want to add all of column A + column B and
I want the answer to go in C. I want this action to always
happen automatically. How do I do this...in easy, non-math
language???
>
>I understand the basic concept of the formula, but it
will only do it in C1, e.g.
>
>I also get the error #name?  Where do I enter this "name"
and what is it referring to?
>
>I would appreciate any and all help.
>
>Thanks,
>Amme
>.
>
```
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anonymous (74718)
4/27/2004 5:51:24 AM
```amme wrote:

> I am a very new at this and it is driving me crazy.
>
> For example, I want to add all of column A + column B and I want the answer to go in C. I want this action to always happen automatically. How do I do this...in easy, non-math language???
>
> I understand the basic concept of the formula, but it will only do it in C1, e.g.
>
> I also get the error #name?  Where do I enter this "name" and what is it referring to?
>
> I would appreciate any and all help.
>
> Thanks,
> Amme
Put your formula (A1+B1) in C1. Click to highlight.
Move the cursor to the black square in the lower right
hand corner. When the cursor turn to a + click and drag
it down as many rows as you need. Now when you enter
numbers in col a and b they will total in col c.

gls858
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gls858 (460)
4/27/2004 2:59:18 PM
```Are you looking for a running total (or checkbook Balance
column)   if so see
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/insrtrow.htm
---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm

"gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:%23yKY4gGLEHA.2236@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> amme wrote:
>
> > I am a very new at this and it is driving me crazy.
> >
> > For example, I want to add all of column A + column B and I want the answer to go in C. I want this action to always happen
automatically. How do I do this...in easy, non-math language???
> >
> > I understand the basic concept of the formula, but it will only do it in C1, e.g.
> >
> > I also get the error #name?  Where do I enter this "name" and what is it referring to?
> >
> > I would appreciate any and all help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Amme
> Put your formula (A1+B1) in C1. Click to highlight.
> Move the cursor to the black square in the lower right
> hand corner. When the cursor turn to a + click and drag
> it down as many rows as you need. Now when you enter
> numbers in col a and b they will total in col c.
>
> gls858

```
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dmcritchie (2586)
4/27/2004 7:59:06 PM

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