When you use the **Point and Click Method to build a formula in Excel**, the formula becomes error-less and the process saves you time.

So, it is important to understand the whole process.

By the term Point and Click in Excel, we mean pointing a cell reference by the mouse pointer (or by arrow keys) in Excel environment > To enter the cell into an Excel formula.

When we work with a lot of data in Excel, data is more meaningful to us than the cell references that hold them (the data).

So, it is a better and faster way to make an Excel formula than typing the cell references to build one (formula).

Excel formulas can be made in several ways:

- Data and Formulas are in the same worksheet
- Data and Formulas are in the different worksheets
- Data and Formulas are in the different workbooks

I will show the point and click method for all types of Excel formulas.

Table of Contents

## 1) Point and Click Method for Same Excel Sheet

### Using Mouse Pointer

**Here is the whole process:**

- Select a cell (using the mouse pointer) where you want to input the formula

- Input an equal (=) sign
- Now select a cell (using your mouse pointer) to enter it into the formula
- Use operational operator (+, -, /, *, ^, (), etc.) or one or more than one Excel Functions, or anything you feel necessary to build the formula
- Then select the next cell reference
- Continue the process until the formula is finished
- Press
**Enter**when you’re done.

The whole process is shown in the following image.

### Using Arrow Keys

**Here is the whole process:**

- Select a cell (using the
**Arrow Keys**in your keyboard) where you want to input the formula

- Input an equal (=) sign
- Now navigate the Excel worksheet using the Right, Left, Up or Down arrow key to reach a cell that you want to enter into the formula
- Place an operator (+, -, /, *, ^, (), etc.) or one or more Excel functions, or anything you feel necessary to complete the formula
- Select the next cell reference using the above method (Navigate with Arrow keys)
- And continue the process if necessary
- Press
**Enter**when you’re done.

The whole process is shown in the following image.

## 2) Point and Click Method for Different Worksheets

### Using Mouse Pointer

**Here is the whole process:**

- Select a cell using your mouse pointer where you want to input the formula
- Input an equal sign (=)
- Now select the worksheet where the data is (using mouse pointer)
- Finally, select the cell references (one by one) that hold data
- Place operators (+, -, /, *, ^, (), etc.) or other necessary components into the formula
- Press
**Enter**when you’re done.

The whole process is shown in the following image.

### Using Arrow Keys

Here is the whole process:

- Select a cell (using the arrow keys)
- Input an equal sign (=)
- Now navigate to another worksheet (
**CTRL + Page Up**or**CTRL + Page Down**) - Now use the
**Arrow**keys to navigate the worksheet > Select a cell or a range of cells (**SHIFT + Arrow Keys**) - Press
**Enter**when you’re done.

The whole process is shown in the following image.

## 3) Point and Click Method for Different Workbooks

### Using Mouse Pointer

Here is the whole process:

- Select a cell using your mouse pointer where you want to input the formula
- Input an equal sign (=)
- Now select another workbook > Select a worksheet in the workbook > Select a cell (/cells) where the data is (using mouse pointer)
- Finally, select the cell references (one by one) that hold data
- Place operators (+, -, /, *, ^, (), etc.) or other necessary components into the formula
- Press
**Enter**when you’re done.

The whole process is shown in the following image.

### Using Arrow Keys

Here is the whole process:

- Select a cell (using the arrow keys)
- Input an equal sign (=)
- Now navigate to another workbook (using
**CTRL + Tab**key) > Select worksheet in the workbook (**CTRL + Page Up**or**CTRL + Page Down**) - Now use the
**Arrow**keys to navigate the worksheet > Select a cell or a range of cells (**SHIFT + Arrow Keys**) - Press
**Enter**when you’re done.

The whole process is shown in the following image.

## Conclusion

So, to save time and make error-less Excel formulas, use the Point and Click Method. It will also fasten your work.