Even Word Has a Calculator

Yesterday I mentioned the Windows Calculator and Google Calculator. Did you know that Word has a calculator too? To use it, you can add a button to a Word toolbar, then select numbers, and click the Calculator button, to see the total.

To add the button to a Word toolbar:

  1. In Word, click the Tools menu, and click on Customize
  2. Click the Commands tab, and click the Tools category.
  3. Scroll down the list of commands, to find Tools Calculate
  4. Drag that button to one of your Word toolbars.
  5. To show a picture, instead of the text, right-click on the button in the toolbar
  6. Click on Default Style
  7. Right-click on the button again, and click on Change Button Image
  8. Click on the Calculator icon.
  9. Close the Customize dialog box

To use the Calculator button:

  1. Select a column or list of numbers in Word, or type and select a formula, such as 19*10/14.
  2. Click on the Calculator button.
  3. Look in the Status Bar, at the bottom left of the Word window, to see the result . The total is also automatically copied to the clipboard, so you can paste it in Word, or somewhere else.

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1 Response

  1. Anonymous says:

    Does it work on Office 2007 or only 2003?

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