Sometimes it's handy to be able to calculate numbers quickly directly in the text of a document, without using a table or equation editor.
In Word versions 6.0 to 2000, this rather straightforward function is well-hidden and poorly documented. Here are the steps:
1.Type in the numbers to be calculated, arranged like a formula, followed by an equal sign. Use the plus and minus keyboard characters to indicate addition and subtraction, an asterisk to show multiplication, and a forward slash for division. You can surround parts of your equation with parentheses to break the calculation into parts. For example: (225.30 + 115.25)*.07 = or (100+125+227+115)/4 =. (Word will ignore spaces in your formula.)2. Next, select the formula - without its equal sign - and press