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Totaling Across Worksheets in Excel

Totaling across worksheets in Excel can be a very tedious and time-consuming task, especially if there are a lot of worksheets to total. However, there are a few ways that this task can be made easier and less time-consuming.

One way to total across worksheets is to use the SUM function. This function allows you to add up the values in multiple cells, including cells on different worksheets. To use this function, simply enter the cell addresses of the cells you want to add up, separated by commas. For example, if you wanted to add up the values in cells A1:A5 on three different worksheets, you would use the following formula:


Another way to total across worksheets is to use the PivotTable feature in Excel. This feature allows you to quickly and easily create summaries of data from multiple worksheets. To use this feature, simply select the data you want to summarize, then click Insert > PivotTable. In the Create PivotTable dialog box that appears, make sure that the Range field contains the cell addresses of all the data you want to summarize. Then, in the Choose where you want the PivotTable report to be placed section, choose whether you want the PivotTable report to be placed on a new worksheet or an existing worksheet. Finally, click OK. Excel will then create a PivotTable report that summarizes the data from all of the selected worksheets.

The methods described above will only work if all of the worksheets you want to total are in the same workbook. If they are in different workbooks, you will need to use a different method.
To total across worksheets that are in different workbooks, first open all of the workbooks that contain the data you want to sum. Then, select all of the cells containing data from those workbooks (you can do this by pressing [Ctrl] + [A]

[Shift] +
[Tab] on your keyboard). Next, click < strong>Formulas > Name Manager . In the Name Manager dialog box that appears, click < strong>New . In the New Name dialog box that appears

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