Calculating With Formulas
All formulas begin with an equals sign. The formulas can contain numbers, text, arithmetic operators, logic operators, or functions.
|Remember that the basic arithmetic operators (+, -, *, /) can be used in formulas using the "Multiplication and Division before Addition and Subtraction" rule. Instead of writing =SUM(A1:B1) you can write =A1+B1.|
|Parentheses can also be used. The result of the formula =(1+2)*3 produces a different result than =1+2*3.|
Here are a few examples of LibreOffice Calc formulas:
|=A1+10||Displays the contents of cell A1 plus 10.|
|=A1*16%||Displays 16% of the contents of A1.|
|=A1 * A2||Displays the result of the multiplication of A1 and A2.|
|=ROUND(A1;1)||Displays the contents of cell A1 rounded to one decimal place.|
|=EFFECTIVE(5%;12)||Calculates the effective interest for 5% annual nominal interest with 12 payments a year.|
|=B8-SUM(B10:B14)||Calculates B8 minus the sum of the cells B10 to B14.|
|=SUM(B8;SUM(B10:B14))||Calculates the sum of cells B10 to B14 and adds the value to B8.|
It is also possible to nest functions in formulas, as shown in the example. You can also nest functions within functions. The Function Wizard assists you with nested functions.