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Optimizing this formula?
I have three columns and only calculating col 2. I have a heading so my
calculation starts from row 2. But here is the task. 1) row 2 is my opening balance. 2) every row after this is a amount that is subtracted from the row 2. 3) the last row will contain the closing balance. I'm creating a monthly budget and this is what I'm able to do so far. A) {=B2(SUM(ABOVE))} BUT, I can't seem to add an extra field to subtract the extra balance. B) I used {=B2SUM(B3:B10)} BUT, I don't want to keep changing the last row number. Any suggesting on how to optimize this or am I stuck with making the last row number change?  Coding is like a box of chocolates!... 
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Optimizing this formula?
Hi VcDeveloper,
Word's cell addressing doesn't directly support relative references. There is a workaround, however. To see how to do this and a wide range of calculations in Word, check out my Microsoft Word Field Maths Tutorial, at: http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/ind...owtopic=365442 or http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party In particular, look at the item titled 'Relative Referencing In Tables'.  Cheers macropod [Microsoft MVP  Word] "VcDeveloper" wrote in message ... I have three columns and only calculating col 2. I have a heading so my calculation starts from row 2. But here is the task. 1) row 2 is my opening balance. 2) every row after this is a amount that is subtracted from the row 2. 3) the last row will contain the closing balance. I'm creating a monthly budget and this is what I'm able to do so far. A) {=B2(SUM(ABOVE))} BUT, I can't seem to add an extra field to subtract the extra balance. B) I used {=B2SUM(B3:B10)} BUT, I don't want to keep changing the last row number. Any suggesting on how to optimize this or am I stuck with making the last row number change?  Coding is like a box of chocolates!... 
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While it is possible, with difficulty, to accomplish this task in Word, Word
is not the best application for the task. Is there some reason you are not doing this in Excel?  Suzanne S. Barnhill Microsoft MVP (Word) Words into Type Fairhope, Alabama USA http://word.mvps.org "VcDeveloper" wrote in message ... I have three columns and only calculating col 2. I have a heading so my calculation starts from row 2. But here is the task. 1) row 2 is my opening balance. 2) every row after this is a amount that is subtracted from the row 2. 3) the last row will contain the closing balance. I'm creating a monthly budget and this is what I'm able to do so far. A) {=B2(SUM(ABOVE))} BUT, I can't seem to add an extra field to subtract the extra balance. B) I used {=B2SUM(B3:B10)} BUT, I don't want to keep changing the last row number. Any suggesting on how to optimize this or am I stuck with making the last row number change?  Coding is like a box of chocolates!... 
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