Doing a sum now becomes easier and more convenient with the AutoSum function in Excel. This tutorial will show you all easy and quick methods on how to use **AutoSum in Excel**. Choose one of them and save your time for AutoSum-related calculations.

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## 4 Easy Ways of How to Use AutoSum in Excel

AutoSum can be used for both rows and columns. In this tutorial, we will show you 4 different ways to use ** AutoSum** in Excel. It includes the utilization of the

**,**

*Editing group***,**

*Keyboard Shortcuts***and**

*Formula Tabs,***code. The**

*VBA***option contains multiple functions like**

*AutoSum***,**

*Sum***,**

*Average***,**

*Max***etc. We have used the**

*Min,***function and the below dataset as a sample for the purpose of demonstration.**

*Sum*### 1. Utilizing Editing Group to Use AutoSum in Excel

You can get the sum of a particular row or column by using the ** AutoSum** option from the

**tab. It is simple and handy to use. Anyone can apply it simply by following the steps mentioned below.**

*Home***Steps:**

- First, select the cell where you want to get the sum. Then go to the
Tab.*Home* - From the
section of the*Editing*tab, click*Home*.*AutoSum*

- It will highlight the particular cells which we are trying to calculate and the formula will appear automatically in the
.*Formula Bar* - We have selected this sum from the
option.*AutoSum*

- Press
and you will find the sum of each row and column.*Enter*

### 2. Applying Keyboard Shortcuts to Use AutoSum

Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest method to use ** AutoSum**. It activates the

**without going to any tab in Excel. But it becomes difficult for beginners to remember numerous shortcuts.**

*AutoSum***Steps:**

- Select the cell where you want to get the sum.

- Press
+*Alt*keys and it will highlight the particular cells for which we will use the*=*. The formula will also appear automatically on the*AutoSum*.*Formula Bar*

- Now, you can use the
to get the sum of other rows.*Fill Handle*

- You can follow the same steps in order to get the sum of columns.

- Finally, you will get the sum for both rows and columns.

**Read More:** **How to Autosum Column in Excel (4 Easy Methods)**

### 3. Using Formulas Tab to Use AutoSum in Excel

** AutoSum** is actually a formula. So, you can also find

**from the**

*AutoSum***tab. This function can be entered automatically by selecting**

*Formulas***from the tab. You need not enter the formula manually if you are using**

*AutoSum***.**

*AutoSum***Steps:**

- Select the nearest cell where you want to get the sum of a row or column.
- Now, go to the
tab and select*Formulas*.*AutoSum*

- It will highlight the particular cells which need to be calculated and the formula will appear automatically in the
.*Formula Bar*

- Now, you can use the
to get the sum of other rows.*Fill Handle*

- You can follow the same process in order to get the sum of columns.
- Finally, you will get the sum for both rows and columns.

### 4. Applying VBA Code to Use AutoSum

A ** VBA code** can also help you to use

**in Excel. A**

*AutoSum***code is necessary for this method. You can just copy the code and run it in your Excel worksheet by following the below steps.**

*VBA***Steps:**

- Open the worksheet where you want the desired sum.

- Hold
*Alt**+*keys in Excel which opens the**F11**window.*Microsoft Visual Basic Applications* - Then click the
button.*Insert* - Click on
from the menu to create a module.*Module*

- A new window will open. Write the following
**VBA**macro in thewindow.*Module*

```
Sub VBA_Auto_Sum()
'ExcelDemy Publications
Dim x, vTotal, hTotal As Range
Set x = Range("C5:E" & Range("c" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row)
Set vTotal = x.Offset(, 2).Resize(x.Rows.Count, 1)
With vTotal
.FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(RC[-2]:RC[-1])"
.Value = .Value
End With
Set hTotal = x.Offset(5, 0).Resize(1, x.Columns.Count)
With hTotal
.FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(R[-5]C:R[-1]C)"
.Value = .Value
End With
End Sub
```

**VBA Code Breakdown**

- Firstly, we create a new procedure Sub in the worksheet using the below statement

`Sub VBA_Auto_Sum()`

- Secondly, we declare variables as

`Dim x, vTotal, hTotal As Range`

- Thirdly, we set
**x**to a specific range and**vTotal**to a range.value

```
Set x = Range("C5:E" & Range("c" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row)
Set vTotal = x.Offset(, 2).Resize(x.Rows.Count, 1)
```

- Now,
**with****vTotal**we applied the**R1C1**formula

```
With vTotal
.FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(RC[-2]:RC[-1])"
.Value = .Value
```

- After that, we set
**hTotal**

`Set hTotal = x.Offset(5, 0).Resize(1, x.Columns.Count)`

- Again,
**with****hTotal**we applied the**R1C1**formula

```
With hTotal
.FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(R[-5]C:R[-1]C)"
.Value = .Value
```

- Finally, we end the Sub of the VBA macro as

```
End With
End Sub
```

- Press the
key to run the*F5*code.*VBA* - Finally, you will get the sum of all your columns and rows.

**Read More:** **How to Autosum Time in Excel (4 Easy Methods)**

## Conclusion

These are all the steps you can follow in Excel to **use AutoSum.** Hopefully, you can now easily create the needed adjustments. I sincerely hope you learned something and enjoyed this guide. Please let us know in the comments section below if you have any queries or recommendations.

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