Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Calculate faster with the AutoSum button and AutoSum keystroke shortcut, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] When you work with formulas in Excel,…one of the most efficient tools you can use…is the Auto Sum button.…And it is also is a keystroke shortcut: alt, equal.…I want a Total here in cell L2.…Let me zoom in a little bit on this.…So I'm holding down the control key, using the mouse wheel.…The Auto Sum button is found in two locations…in the ribbon menu system.…Far right on the Home tab, out here in the Editing group,…you'll see Auto Sum right here.…It's got a little drop arrow associated with it, as well.…Notice the keystroke shortcut is alt equal.…
You will also find this button somewhat larger…on the Formulas tab, here it's on the left side.…And there two, there's a drop arrow.…And also the reminder that it's alt equal.…So, we want a total here in cell L2,…what do we do?…We can click the Auto Sum button.…Auto Sum tells us what it's about to do,…many times it gets it right.…And all you do is press enter.…However, it could be a little bit faster,…if we simply position the active cell,…and we double click Auto Sum.…
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