How do I put formulas in an Excel spreadsheet?

Create a simple formula in Excel

  1. On the worksheet, click the cell in which you want to enter the formula.
  2. Type the = (equal sign) followed by the constants and operators (up to 8192 characters) that you want to use in the calculation. For our example, type =1+1. Notes: ...
  3. Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac).

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