word uses to identify data in a table and formats it to be used in the formula.

You can perform calculations and logical comparisons in a table by using formulas. [ The Formula command is found on the Table Tools Layout tab, in the Data group.
A formula in Word automatically updates when you open the document that contains the formula. You can also update a formula result manually. For more information, see the section Update formula results.
NOTE Formulas in Word tables are a type of field code. For more information about field codes, see the See Also section.
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Insert a formula in a table cell
Update formula results
Update the result of specific

formulas
Update all the formula results in a table
Update all the formulas in a document
Lock or unlock a formula
Examples: Sum numbers in a table by using positional arguments
Available functions
Use bookmarknames or cell references in a formula
RnCn references
A1 references
Insert a formula in a table cell
Select the table cell where you want your result. If the cell is not empty, delete its contents.
On the Table Tools Layout tab, in the Data group, click Formula.
Use the Formula dialog box to create your formula. You can type in the Formula box, select a number format from the Number Format list, and paste in functions and bookmarks using the Paste Function and Paste Bookmark lists.
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Update formula results
In Word, the result of a formula is calculated when it is inserted, and when the document containing the formula opens.
You can also manually update:
The result of one or more specific formulas
The results of all formulas in a specific table
All the field codes in a document, including formulas
UPDATE THE RESULT OF SPECIFIC FORMULAS
Select the formulas that you want to update. ]

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