# Calculating and Pasting the Result of a Formula in a Text Document

From LibreOffice Help

If your text already contains a formula, for example "12+24*2", LibreOffice can calculate, and then paste the result of the formula in your document, without using the **Formula Bar**.

- Select the formula in the text. The formula can only contain numbers and operators and cannot contain spaces.
- Choose
**Tools - Calculate**, or press Ctrl+Plus Sign (+). - Place the cursor where you want to insert the result of the formula, and then choose
**Edit - Paste**, or press Ctrl+V.

The selected formula is replaced by the result.

**Related Topics**

Calculating Complex Formulas in Text Documents