How to Multiply in a Word Document

by Ann Johnson

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

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Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.

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