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Excel 2010 Formulas And Functions

Introduction

Microsoft Office Excel is a very popular application for spreadsheet management. We have covered a detailed post on it’s new features here. One of it’s strengths lies in Formulas and Functions. They let you perform basic calculations within Excel spreadsheets.

How To Apply Formula In Excel 2010

Whenever you start applying a formula, start it with the  = sign. Lets say that I want to multiply the value 12 to the marks of a student, then I want this net value to be displayed under the Net Total column, here is how I will add this formula. First type = in the formula bar, then specify the column reference(C2 in my case) and then specify the multiplication sign and specify the multiplier.

Formula Excel Hit Enter and you will find 12 multiplied to the Value of the first student’s marks.

Formula Excel 2010In order to apply this formula to all the other subsequent entries in this column, simply drag the bar and select all cells as shown in the screenshot below.

Fill Cels Excel 2010

List Of Excel 2010 Functions

There is a long list of  excel’s built-in formulas which makes it easier to perform complex mathematical operations in seconds. These formulas are beautifully organized into categories, you can view them here. Once you have learned the functions, head over to the Formulas tab and hit Insert Function.

excel 2010 funtion

Add Additional Complex Formulas

Macabacus Macros is an add-in for Excel 2010/2007 that can add advanced complex Formulas and Data. It is developed to speed up construction of financial models.

Macabacus Macros

Hit the link above to learn more about about this add-in and view additional screenshots.

20 Comments

  1. My very simple addition formula is not adding all of  the figures in the cell range.  My formula is =sum(c5:c12).  Can someone please help?

  2. I’m using the checkbook register and I’m having trouble with the balance section. I would like the balance section to continue subtracting from the total. How do I copy the formula to continue down the column

    • the formula (as I’ve just done this, I’m having trouble figuring out how to reference the balance elsewhere though) for a checkbook register would be (assuming Deposits are in columb B, Withdrawals are in Column C, and your balance is in Column D) Row 3 Has Beginning Balance: =SUM(B4:C4,D3) This formula with add or subtract (as long as you have withdrawals set as a negative) entries in Cells B4 (New Depost-if filled) and C4 (New Withdrawal-if filled); then it will add or subtract that amount from D3: which, following my previous statements of each column representation and the fact that Row 3 contains the last Balance entry, will return with the new current balance in cell D4. 🙂 Hope I haven’t confused you!!

  3. I’m using the checkbook register and I’m having trouble with the balance section. I would like the balance section to continue subtracting from the total. How do I copy the formula to continue down the column

  4. Hola, mi exel mac 2011, no se actualiza cuando sumo dos celdas, debo guardar la planilla para que actualice, ¿me puden ayudar?
    Muchas gracias.

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