AutoSum

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope
Autosum

AutoSum is a function in Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs that adds together a range of cells and displays the total in the cell below the selected range. For example, if you wanted to add the values of cells between A1 and A5, highlight cells A1 through A5 and click the AutoSum button (shown right). Clicking this button after highlighting the cells creates the formula =SUM(A1:A5) in cell A6 (first cell after last highlighted cell) and gives you the total of all those cells.

The AutoSum feature makes entering formulas easy without the need to memorize the syntax for each one.

Formula, Spreadsheet terms