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8. Forms and Fields > 74. Use Fields for Heavy-Duty Calculations

Use Fields for Heavy-Duty Calculations

By combining several types of Word fields, you can perform some surprisingly complex calculations.

The built-in formula fields [Hack #72] give you most of the math power needed for typical Word work. But what if you need something more sophisticated? With some old-fashioned algebra, you can use those formula fields as building blocks for more complicated calculations. This hack shows you two such field combinations for calculating logarithms and a few trigonometry functions.

Tip

To create field braces, you must press Ctrl-F9 or select InsertField.

The line breaks shown in the field codes for this hack have been added for readability. While not necessary, they make these mammoth fields much easier to read and modify.


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