Tiny tip! Alt+= for AutoSum in Excel 2010

To sum up a column or row of numbers asap:

  1. Click in the cell where you want the total to appear--it should be adjacent to the cells to be totaled
  2. Type Alt+= (hold down the ALT key while you type the equals sign)
  3. Verify that Excel has identified the correct range of cells
  4. Press Enter

Type Alt plus equals sign to insert an autosum into excel