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How do you create a formula from cells in multiple tables?
I have a form that Im working with for my manager and Im having problems
with the formulas. I can get formulas within a table but I have 10 tables and need to sum and average information from all 10 tables. I can do this within each table but am having trouble calculating cells from multiple tables. Ive assigned bookmarks to the fields that I want to reference but am still stuck. Can someone help with this? Please know that I'm not an IT person so if you could be as simple as possible I would appreciate it! 
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How do you create a formula from cells in multiple tables?
Should be simple enough:
Table1 1 2 {=SUM(ABOVE)} result is 3 Table2 4 5 {=SUM(ABOVE) + (first_column_first_table)} result would be 12 (3 + 4 + 5) The steps: 1. Highlight each cell you want to reference (one at a time) and INSERT  BOOKMARK. I think you've already done this. 2. Where you want to pull the values into (i.e. the target) you simply need to insert the bookmark name. I put my bookmark  first_column_first_table  in parenthesis but they aren't required. Don't forget to trigger an update of the fields to see the final answers (in case you've since changed numbers that the formulas are dependant upon). Highlight the formula cell then right mouse click on the selected text and choose Update Field. "Marilyn75287" wrote: I have a form that Im working with for my manager and Im having problems with the formulas. I can get formulas within a table but I have 10 tables and need to sum and average information from all 10 tables. I can do this within each table but am having trouble calculating cells from multiple tables. Ive assigned bookmarks to the fields that I want to reference but am still stuck. Can someone help with this? Please know that I'm not an IT person so if you could be as simple as possible I would appreciate it! 
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How do you create a formula from cells in multiple tables?
Hi Marilyn,
To see how to do this and a wide range of other calculations in Word, check out my Word Field Maths Tutorial, at: http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showtopic=365442 or http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party  Cheers macropod [Microsoft MVP  Word] "Marilyn75287" wrote in message ... I have a form that Im working with for my manager and Im having problems with the formulas. I can get formulas within a table but I have 10 tables and need to sum and average information from all 10 tables. I can do this within each table but am having trouble calculating cells from multiple tables. Ive assigned bookmarks to the fields that I want to reference but am still stuck. Can someone help with this? Please know that I'm not an IT person so if you could be as simple as possible I would appreciate it! 
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How do you create a formula from cells in multiple tables?
Did you think about using Excel?
 Carol "macropod" wrote: Hi Marilyn, To see how to do this and a wide range of other calculations in Word, check out my Word Field Maths Tutorial, at: http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showtopic=365442 or http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party  Cheers macropod [Microsoft MVP  Word] "Marilyn75287" wrote in message ... I have a form that Im working with for my manager and Im having problems with the formulas. I can get formulas within a table but I have 10 tables and need to sum and average information from all 10 tables. I can do this within each table but am having trouble calculating cells from multiple tables. Ive assigned bookmarks to the fields that I want to reference but am still stuck. Can someone help with this? Please know that I'm not an IT person so if you could be as simple as possible I would appreciate it! 
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How do you create a formula from cells in multiple tables?
Hi CarolChi,
You can't do what the OP wants using embedded Excel worksheets in a Word document.  Cheers macropod [Microsoft MVP  Word] "CarolChi" wrote in message ... Did you think about using Excel?  Carol "macropod" wrote: Hi Marilyn, To see how to do this and a wide range of other calculations in Word, check out my Word Field Maths Tutorial, at: http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showtopic=365442 or http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party  Cheers macropod [Microsoft MVP  Word] "Marilyn75287" wrote in message ... I have a form that Im working with for my manager and Im having problems with the formulas. I can get formulas within a table but I have 10 tables and need to sum and average information from all 10 tables. I can do this within each table but am having trouble calculating cells from multiple tables. Ive assigned bookmarks to the fields that I want to reference but am still stuck. Can someone help with this? Please know that I'm not an IT person so if you could be as simple as possible I would appreciate it! 
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