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Average formula for a table row
I am confused with how to use an Average Formula in table in Word 2007. I had
experimented with created a banded row and column table and I have percentages such as 40.75% for cell B2, 30.75% for B3 and so on until B7. I want the average formula to work for cells B2:B7 and it seems like I get a low average of like 0.25% or 0%. I'm confused with trying to get the correct average formula to work correctly in the example numerical data. 
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Average formula for a table row
Hi Ron,
An 'average' of averages usually isn't very meaningful  usually what you need is the average of the underlying data. For example, if you're using sales data organised by day of the month like: Day Total Sales Widgets Widget% 1 $100 $75 75 2 $400 $100 25 etc The corresponding figures for the 1st 2 days would be: $500 $175 35 (ie 35%) whereas averaging the averages would return a misleading 50%. Now, back to your immediate problem. I suspect you're using a formula field with coding like {=AVERAGE(ABOVE)}  you can see the actual formula by toggling the field code display with AltF9. It is important to note that formula fields like this don't return the expected result when there are blank or nonnumeric cells (including cells containing alphanumerics) in any of the range referred to. To overcome that, you need to explicitly reference the relevant cell range. To see how to do this and just about everything else you might want to do with dates in Word, check out my Word Date Calculation Tutorial, at: http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showto...#entry249 902 or http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party Do read the document's introductory material.  Cheers macropod [MVP  Microsoft Word] "ron37" wrote in message ... I am confused with how to use an Average Formula in table in Word 2007. I had experimented with created a banded row and column table and I have percentages such as 40.75% for cell B2, 30.75% for B3 and so on until B7. I want the average formula to work for cells B2:B7 and it seems like I get a low average of like 0.25% or 0%. I'm confused with trying to get the correct average formula to work correctly in the example numerical data. 
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Average formula for a table row
Oops, I meant to refer you to my Word Field Maths Tutorial, which shows how to do this and a wide range of other calculations in
Word, at: http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showto...#entry365 442 or http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party  Cheers macropod [MVP  Microsoft Word] "macropod" wrote in message ... Hi Ron, An 'average' of averages usually isn't very meaningful  usually what you need is the average of the underlying data. For example, if you're using sales data organised by day of the month like: Day Total Sales Widgets Widget% 1 $100 $75 75 2 $400 $100 25 etc The corresponding figures for the 1st 2 days would be: $500 $175 35 (ie 35%) whereas averaging the averages would return a misleading 50%. Now, back to your immediate problem. I suspect you're using a formula field with coding like {=AVERAGE(ABOVE)}  you can see the actual formula by toggling the field code display with AltF9. It is important to note that formula fields like this don't return the expected result when there are blank or nonnumeric cells (including cells containing alphanumerics) in any of the range referred to. To overcome that, you need to explicitly reference the relevant cell range. To see how to do this and just about everything else you might want to do with dates in Word, check out my Word Date Calculation Tutorial, at: http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showto...#entry249 902 or http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party Do read the document's introductory material.  Cheers macropod [MVP  Microsoft Word] "ron37" wrote in message ... I am confused with how to use an Average Formula in table in Word 2007. I had experimented with created a banded row and column table and I have percentages such as 40.75% for cell B2, 30.75% for B3 and so on until B7. I want the average formula to work for cells B2:B7 and it seems like I get a low average of like 0.25% or 0%. I'm confused with trying to get the correct average formula to work correctly in the example numerical data. 
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