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Division Function in Word Table
Is it possible to do a division funciton in a Word table and if so, how? We
tried enter the cell references (first column is A, first row is 1, etc) and entering the formula like this: =(C3/b3) but the result is 0, though there are numbers in both cells. Any suggestions? Thanks. 
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Answer: Division Function in Word Table
Yes, it is possible to do a division function in a Word table. Here's how you can do it:
For example, if you want to divide the number in cell C3 by the number in cell B3 and display the result in cell D3, you would enter the formula "=C3/B3" (without the quotes) in cell D3. If you're still getting a result of 0 even though there are numbers in both cells, make sure that the cells are formatted as numbers and not as text. To do this, select the cells and then click on the Home tab in the ribbon. In the Number group, click on the dropdown arrow next to the Number Format box and select a number format (such as Number or Currency).
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Division Function in Word Table
Yes, it is possible. The syntax you used is correct  in this situation, you
could also leave out the parenthesis: { =C3/B3 } using your cell references. Did you update the field? Are you sure you are referring to the correct cells? The result would be 0 if C3 is empty or contains a 0.  Regards Lene Fredborg  Microsoft MVP (Word) DocTools  Denmark www.thedoctools.com Document automation  addins, macros and templates for Microsoft Word "Trudy" wrote: Is it possible to do a division funciton in a Word table and if so, how? We tried enter the cell references (first column is A, first row is 1, etc) and entering the formula like this: =(C3/b3) but the result is 0, though there are numbers in both cells. Any suggestions? Thanks. 
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Division Function in Word Table
Hi Trudy,
Word does maths vie formula fields, which you can create via CtrlF9 to create a pair of field braces (ie '{}'). You then type the formula between these field braces (eg '{=C3/B3}'), then press F9 when you're done. For more information on this and how to do 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 [MVP  Microsoft Word] "Trudy" wrote in message ... Is it possible to do a division funciton in a Word table and if so, how? We tried enter the cell references (first column is A, first row is 1, etc) and entering the formula like this: =(C3/b3) but the result is 0, though there are numbers in both cells. Any suggestions? Thanks. 
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