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Insert a Function

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Microsoft Excel has hundreds of functions built in to let you perform complex calculations.

This How-To Article shows you how you can access this extensive library of functions, and how to insert a function.

Insert a Function

1. Click the Cell that you would like to add the function to.

2. Click the Insert menu and select "Function..." from the menu that appears.

3. From the list on the left of the window that appears, select a main category for the type of function you are looking for.

Tip: You can click the "All" category to display all of the functions in Excel.

4. From the list to the right of the window, select the function you want to insert.

5. A description of the function will be provided below the two lists.

6. Once you have selected the function you would like to insert, click OK.

7. Next, a window will open allowing you to customize the function. (Please note that each function has specific options and requirements.)

8. Enter the information requested, and click OK.

Tip: To edit a function once you have inserted it, double-click the cell that has the function in it, and edit it. Once finished, click outside the cell.

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