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Can I do a sum / formula to add up cells that already have a currency e.g. £ in them? I tried to but the number said zero. I had a column of numbers, some just stated as a number e.g. "172.50" and others "£26" -and wanted to add those up.

RE: Formulas

Hi Nitisha,

Thank you for the forum question.

Yes all numbers can be added up. It doesn't matter if the numbers are formatted or not. Use =sum(A1:A10) if the numbers are in the cells from A1 to A10.

But Excel cannot add the numbers up if the numbers are entered as text.

If the numbers are right aligned in the cells it is numbers stored as numbers. If they are left aligned the numbers are stored as text and cannot be added up.

If you have the numbers as text you will need to find out why.



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RE: Formulas

Hi Jens

Thanks v much for your message. The numbers that are text appear to have been auto generated from a pdf - i imported that data. I will not be able to know why it was inputted as text.

Is there a way in which I can still do the sum?

thank you
Nitisha

RE: Formulas

Hi Nitisha,

No you cannot calculate text.

You will have to convert your values to numbers.

Please read the article below

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/convert-numbers-stored-as-text-to-numbers-40105f2a-fe79-4477-a171-c5bad0f0a885



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Jens Bonde
Microsoft Office Specialist Trainer

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Excel tip:

Create Equations in Excel 2010

Here's how to create basic mathematical
equations in your Excel 2010 worksheet.

1) On the Ribbon, click the Insert tab
2) In the Symbols group, click the arrow next to Equation
3) Select from the equations and the equation will be inserted in a text box

Or you can create your own equation:

1) Insert and select the text box
2) On the Ribbon, click the Insert tab
3) In the Symbols group, click Equation
4) The Equation Tools Design Ribbon will now be displayed

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