Auto sum keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Excel

Updated: 08/16/2021 by Computer Hope
Excel auto sum

To quickly utilize the Microsoft Excel feature AutoSum, which shows the total of all cell values in a row or column, you can use the keyboard shortcut Alt+=(equals). In the section below, we'll show you how.

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. Hold down the Alt key, and, while continuing to hold, press the equals = key.
  3. Press the Enter key.
  4. The total should appear below the last entry in the column, or to the right of the last entry in the row.

Additional information

  • See our cell, Excel, formula, sum definitions for further information and related links on these terms.