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    Microsoft Word Field Maths Tutorial - Formulas Missing Example I need

    Hello all. I'm probably making a bonehead mistake, but here it is.
    I was excited to find the Field Maths Tutorial after my struggles with summing skipped cells in a small table. Except when I look at the formula in the document I see: {Quote (six hard returns} ###.## (the sum)} not the cell reference examples I was hoping for.

    Solved. Bone headed . . .

    My table has two rows and seven columns. Im trying to run the formula =sum(A2+C2+E2 and the result is "Syntax Error".

    Ideas on my "Shake my head, duh." error?

    Still can't get the simple formula to run . . .

    TIA

    Ron
    Last edited by Shiseiji; 2014-12-08 at 15:29. Reason: Partial solution found.

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    Did you read 'Viewing Fields' in the tutorial's Introduction?
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    Paul Edstein
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    Yes, the forehead slap was when I realized I was left clicking into the field, not highlighting the entire field. Still fooling with trying to get the simple {=sum(A2+C2+D2)} to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiseiji View Post
    Still fooling with trying to get the simple {=sum(A2+C2+D2)} to work.
    I don't see what's difficult about that - though you'd get the same result with {=A2+C2+D2}
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
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