## How do I apply a formula to an entire column in OpenOffice?

# How do I apply a formula to an entire column in OpenOffice?

## How do I apply a formula to an entire column in OpenOffice?

The most basic way is to enter the formula in the first cell of the column, Edit → Copy, select all the other cells in the column, Edit → Paste. (You must use Copy; do not use Cut.) You can enter the formula in the first cell of the column, select it and the other cells in the column, Edit → Fill → Down.

**How do you calculate sum in open office?**

Autosum in Calc

- Open any Calc workbook with numbers and data, or open your own workbook.
- Select the cell where you would like to put the autosum of your data.
- Click on the sigma icon beside the formula bar and click Sum from the dropdown menu.
- You can see the Sum is calculated automatically.

**How do you insert a symbol in open office?**

Place the cursor in your document where you want the character to appear. Click Insert > Special Character to open the Special Characters dialog box. Select the characters (from any font or mixture of fonts) you wish to insert, in order; then click OK.

### Do Excel formulas work in open office?

In the free open-source office suite Apache OpenOffice, Calc is the spreadsheet equivalent to Microsoft Excel. Although many elements on a spreadsheet saved in Excel are supported by Calc, some do not work or run the same way or at all.

**How do I copy a formula at the end of a column?**

How to copy formula down a column

- Enter a formula in the top cell.
- Select the cell with the formula, and hover the mouse cursor over a small square at the lower right-hand corner of the cell, which is called the Fill handle.
- Hold and drag the fill handle down the column over the cells where you want to copy the formula.

**How do you subtotal in open office?**

To insert subtotal values into a sheet:

- Ensure that the columns have labels.
- Select the range of cells that you want to calculate subtotals for, and then choose Data > Subtotals.
- In the Subtotals dialog, in the Group by list, select the column by which the subtotals need to be grouped.

## What are the special characters in OpenOffice Writer?

A “special” character is one not found on the keyboard in front of the user. For example, © ¾ æ ç ñ ö ø ¢ are all special characters to those with US or UK keyboards. To insert a special character: Place the cursor where you want the character to appear.

**What is the formula editor of Open Office?**

Math is Apache OpenOffice’s component for mathematical equations. It is most commonly used as an equation editor for text documents, but it can also be used with other types of documents or stand-alone.

**How to make a new line in a long formula?**

RGB wrote: Brackets must be closed on the same line, that’s why you need the “none” command. (1st part of the formula) “+” right none newline alignl + left none (2nd part of the formula) works fine. Re: How to make a New line in a long formula?

### How are brackets used in the OpenOffice formula?

In almost all equations various types of brackets are required. OpenOffice formula allows the use of several kinds of brackets. { } structural braces: used to group parts of an equation for programming purposes. ( ) Parenthesis: used to group parts of an equation. Parenthesis are displayed in the final equation.

**What do the operators do in OpenOffice Calc?**

You can use the following operators in OpenOffice.org Calc: arithmetic, comparative, text, and reference. The addition, subtraction, multiplication and division operators return numerical results. The Negation and Percent operators identify a characteristic of the number found in the cell, for example -37.

**Where do you find comparative operators in OpenOffice?**

Comparative operators are found in formulas that use the IF function and return either a true or false answer; for example, =IF (B6>G12; 127; 0) which, loosely translated, means if the contents of cell B6 are greater than the contents of cell G12, then return the number 127, otherwise return the number 0.