# How to Access Common Formula Commands in Excel 2007

Possibly the most useful — and used — function in Excel 2007 is the one that helps you create formulas so that you add, count, average, and generally do math functions with the data in your Excel worksheets. The information in the following table shows you which hot keys to press or Ribbon tab to choose to access the formula function you want:

Hot Keys | Excel Ribbon Command | Function |
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Alt+M,F | Formulas | Function Wizard | Opens the Insert Function dialog box |

Alt+M,U,S | Formulas | AutoSum | Sum | Selects the occupied range above the cell cursor and inserts SUM formula to total the range |

Alt+M,U,A | Formulas | AutoSum | Average | Selects the occupied range above the cell cursor and inserts AVERAGE formula to calculate the average of total in the range |

Alt+M,U,C | Formulas | AutoSum | Count Numbers | Selects the occupied range above the cell cursor and inserts COUNT formula to count the number of values in the range |

Alt+M,I | Formulas | Financial | Opens a drop-down menu listing all Financial functions — click name to insert function into current cell |

Alt+M,E | Formulas | Date & Time | Opens a drop-down menu listing all Date and Time functions — click name to insert function into current cell |

Alt+M,N | Formulas | Name Manager | Opens Name Manager dialog box showing all range names in workbook and letting you add, edit, and delete names |

Alt+M,M,D | Formulas | Define Name | Opens New Name dialog box where you can assign a name to the cell selection or define a new constant |

Alt+M,S,1 | Formulas | Use in Formula | Displays drop-down menu with range names in workbook that you can insert into current formula by clicking |

Alt+M,C,1 | Formulas | Create from Selection | Opens Create Names from Selection dialog box where you indicate which rows and columns to use in naming cell selection |

Alt+M,H Ctrl+’ |
Formulas | Show Formulas | Displays and then hides all formulas in cells of the worksheet |

Alt+M,X,A | Formulas | Options | Automatic | Turns automatic recalculation back on |

Alt+M,X,E | Formulas | Options | Automatic Except for Data Tables | Turns automatic recalculation back on for all parts of the worksheet except for ranges with Data Tables |

Alt+M,X,M | Formulas | Options | Manual | Turns on manual recalculation |

Alt+M,B F9 |
Formulas | Calculate Now | Recalculates formulas throughout the entire workbook when manual recalculation is turned on |

Alt+M,J Shift+F9 |
Formulas | Calculate Sheet | Recalculates formulas in the current worksheet when manual recalculation is turned on |