Add a list of numbers in a column in Excel 2016 for Mac

Why?

To quickly get a total instead of typing each number into a calculator.

How?

  1. Click the first empty cell below a column of numbers.

    After you click AutoSum, the selection area and formula are displayed

  2. On the Home tab, click AutoSum.

    After you On the Home tab, click AutoSum

    Tips: If the dashed border does not contain all of the numbers that you want to add, adjust it by dragging the sizing handles on each corner of the border.

    After selecting AutoSum, the selection area and formula are displayed

  3. Press RETURN .

Tips

  • If you want a quick total that doesn't have to appear on the sheet, select all the numbers in the list, and then look at the status bar at the bottom of the workbook window.

    Select a column of numbers to see the sum at the bottom of the page

  • You can quickly insert the AutoSum formula by typing the COMMAND + SHIFT + T keyboard shortcut.

See Also

Multiply and divide numbers

Add and subtract numbers

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