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Crunch Numbers Quickly in Word

Sometimes a spreadsheet is overkill. For quick and dirty math, dust off one of Word’s oldest commands: Calculate.

If you used Word when the first President Bush was in office, you might remember a handy feature from the Tools menu: the Calculate command. With the standard four functions, plus exponents and percentages, Calculate could handle a lot of the math needed for simple sales reports or budget proposals.

Though Microsoft removed the command from the Tools menu in Word 6.0, you can still find it if you know where to look.

Tip

This hack shows you how to put the Calculate command back on the Tools menu, but you can also put it on any of the toolbars or shortcut menus [Hack #3] .


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