Formula

Opens a submenu, from which you can insert a formula into the cell of a table. Place the cursor in a cell in the table or at the position in the document where you want the result to appear. Click the Formula icon and choose the desired formula from the submenu.

The formula appears in the input line. To specify a range of cells in a table, select the desired cells with the mouse. The corresponding cell references also appear in the input line. Enter additional parameters, as necessary, and click Apply to confirm your entry. You can also enter the formula directly if you know the appropriate syntax. This is necessary, for example, in the Insert Fields and Edit Fields dialogues.

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Formula

Summary of Formula Options

Basic Calculation Functions

Addition

+

Calculates the total.

Example: <A1> + 8

Subtraction

-

Calculates the difference

Example: 10 - <B5>

Multiplication

MUL or *

Calculates the product.

Example: 7 MUL 9

Division

DIV or /

Calculates the quotient

Example: 100 DIV 15


Basic Functions in the Submenu

Sum

SUM

Calculates the sum of the selected cells.

Example: SUM <A2:C2> displays the sum of the values in cells A2 to C2

Round

ROUND

Rounds a number to the specified decimal places.

Example: 15.678 ROUND 2 displays 15.68

Percent

PHD

Calculates a percentage

Example: 10 + 15 PHD displays 10.15

Square Root

SQRT

Calculates the square root.

Example: SQRT 25 displays 5.00

Power

POW

Calculates the power of a number.

Example: 2 POW 8 displays 256.00


Operators

You can insert various operators in your formula. Choose from the following functions:

List Separator

|

Separates the elements in a list.

Example of using a list:

MIN 10|20|50|<C6>|<A2:B6>|20

Equal

EQ or ==

Checks if selected values are equal. If they are unequal, the result is zero, otherwise 1 (true) appears.

Example: <A1> EQ 2 displays 1, if the content of A1 equals 2.

Not Equal

NEQ or !=

Tests for inequality between selected values.

Example: <A1> NEQ 2 displays 0 (wrong), if the content of A1 equals 2.

Less than or Equal

LEQ

Tests for values less than or equal to a specified value.

Example: <A1> LEQ 2 displays 1 (true), if the content of A1 is less than or equal to 2.

Greater than or Equal

GEQ

Tests for values greater than or equal to a specified value

Example: <A1> GEQ 2 displays 1 (true), if the content of A1 is greater than or equal to 2.

Less

L

Tests for values less than a specified value

Example: <A1> L 2 displays 1 (true), if the content of A1 is less than 2.

Greater

G

Tests for values greater than a specified value

Example: <A1> G 2 displays 1 (true), if the content of A1 is greater than 2.

Boolean Or

OR

Tests for values matching the Boolean OR

Example: 0 OR 0 displays 0 (false), anything else results in 1 (true)

Boolean X Or

XOR

Tests for values matching the Boolean exclusive OR

Example: 1 XOR 0 displays 1 (true)

Boolean And

AND

Tests for values matching the Boolean AND

Example: 1 AND 2 displays 1 (true)

Boolean Not

NOT

Tests for values matching the Boolean NOT

Example: NOT 1 (true) displays 0 (false)


Statistical Functions

You can choose from the following statistical functions:

Mean

MEAN

Calculates the arithmetic mean of the values in an area or a list.

Example: MEAN 10|30|20 displays 20

Minimum Value

MIN

Calculates the minimum value in an area or a list.

Example: MIN 10|30|20 displays 10

Maximum Value

MAX

Calculates the maximum value in an area or a list.

Example: MAX 10|30|20 displays 30.00


Trigonometric Functions

You can choose from the following trigonometric functions:

Sine

SIN

Calculates the sine in radians

Example: SIN (PI/2)

Cosine

COS

Calculates the cosine in radians.

Example: COS 1

Tangent

TAN

Calculates the tangent in radians.

Example: TAN <A1>

Arc Sine

ASIN

Calculates the arc sine in radians.

Example: ASIN 1

Arc Cosine

ACOS

Calculates the arc cosine in radians.

Example: ACOS 1

Arc Tangent

ATAN

Calculates the arc tangent in radians.

Example: ATAN 1


Variables for document properties

The following document properties are also found under File - Properties - Statistics.

CHAR

Number of characters in the document

WORD

Number of words in the document

PARA

Number of paragraphs in the document

GRAPH

Number of graphics in the document

TABLES

Number of tables in the document

OLE

Number of OLE objects in the document

PAGE

Total number of pages in the document


More Defined Values

PI

PI

3.1415...

Euler's constant

E

2.71828...

True

TRUE

not equal to 0

False

FALSE

0


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