How to Multiply in a Word Document

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Microsoft Word is a word processing program, yet it can be used to perform basic mathematical functions. The end result of a multiplication problem is referred to as the “product." When using Microsoft Word to multiply numbers, you will need to remember this terminology. Once your Word Document is open, you can instruct the program to multiply numbers.

  • Click “Table” from the horizontal menu bar at the top of the screen. Select “Formula” in the drop-down menu that opens.

  • Click the arrow to the right of “Paste function” to open a drop-down menu and select “Product.” After completing this step, “=Product( )” will appear on the top line of the Formula menu, with the cursor between the parenthesis.

  • Type the numbers to multiply between parenthesis, separating each number with a comma. Click “OK,” and the Formula menu will close. The answer to the multiplication problem will appear in your document at the location of your cursor.

References

  • "Word 2002 for Dummies;" Dan Gookin; 2002
  • "Word 2003 for Dummies;" Dan Gookin; 2004
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