Unearthing Calculator In Microsoft Word
What the calculator does
With the Calculator now ensconced on a toolbar, you’re ready to give it a whirl.
The calculator handles addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, exponentiation and roots. It takes six operators:
Subtraction: – or place the number to be subtracted in parentheses, ( )
Exponentiation and roots: ^
If you omit the operator, the calculator assumes you want to add the numbers. So you can write:
235 79 9412 17.95 432.82
then select the numbers and click the Calculator button. The result (10176.77) is displayed, briefly, in Word’s status bar. The result is also stored on the clipboard, so you can press Ctrl+V to paste it into your Word document or copy it into another program.
Unlike formula fields, the calculator works anywhere, including in paragraphs containing intervening text. Thus if you use the calculator on the following sentence:
You can also use the Calculator in tables to tot up numbers in columns, in rows or in the whole table. As in ordinary text, use parentheses around a number or a minus sign before it to denote a negative number in the table.
Take care: although it’s possible to select numbers in non-adjacent cells in a table by holding down the Ctrl key while you select each cell, the calculator will not give you a correct total if you try to add these numbers. Your selection must contain contiguous cells, rows or columns.