# How to add, subtract, multiply and divide cells in a Word table

Sure, you always can create a table in Excel and paste it into your Word document. For some situations this is not rational way because it is faster to create and use simple formulas in the Word document (see How to reference a cell of a Word table):

To add a formula into the Word table (see How to calculate formulas in a Word document if you need to use formulas without tables), do the following:

** 1. ** Position the cursor where you want to paste a
formula.

** 2. ** Under **Table Tools**, on the **Layout** tab,
in the **Data** group, click the **Formula** button:

** 3. ** In the **Formula** dialog box, enter the formula:

Unfortunately, Word proposes just several simple functions that you can use without Excel (see Functions and formulas in Word), but you still can create many simple formulas like in the calculator.

** Note**: Instead of using the

**Formula**dialog box, you can press

**Ctrl+F9**to create a field and type a formula in it: