Auto sum keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Excel

Updated: 10/11/2021 by Computer Hope
Excel auto sum

The Microsoft Excel AutoSum feature shows the total of all cell values in a row or column. To quickly utilize the AutoSum feature, you can press the keyboard shortcut Alt+= (equals).

To learn how to use the shortcut in an Excel spreadsheet, see the steps below.

How to Auto sum using a keyboard shortcut

  1. Place the cursor below the column of numbers you want to add, or to the right of a row of numbers.
  2. Press and hold down the Alt key, and then press the = (equals) key.
  3. Press the Enter key.
  4. The sum, or total, appears below the last entry in the column or next to the last entry in the row.