How to AutoSum Multiple Ranges in Excel using ALT Key and Multi-Select

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Shortcut keys are useful when you are working with Ms-Excel or any other application. Using a combination of keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly execute a function or insert a table etc. Here in this post, I’ll show you how to AutoSum multiple ranges in Excel using multi-select along with the Alt key.

A Scenario

Here’s a simple scenario. I have an Excel worksheet with multiple figures for various Months, scattered all over the sheet. I wish to see the sum of all the figures or values below each month with the press of few buttons, without manually writing the =SUM() function below the figures. See the image below.

AutoSum Multiple Ranges in Excel using Alt Key and Multi-Select

The arrows in the image shows where I want to show the sum of the figures.

How do I do it?

We will first multi-select the boxes below each month’s figures.

1) To multi-select boxes, hold the Ctrl key and click each box (where you wish to show the sum) using the mouse. (Ctrl + Click)
2) Once you have selected the boxes, leave the Ctrl key the press Alt and = keys simultaneously. (Alt =)

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The Alt= key combination will automatically add the =sum() function below each months figures, along with a range. For example, for the first column in the above example, the range would be =SUM(A2:A4).


AutoSum Multiple Ranges in Excel

That’s it. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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