# Cell.Formula (Word)

Inserts an = (Formula) field that contains the specified formula into a table cell.

Formula is optional as long as there is at least one cell that contains a value above or to the left of the cell that contains the insertion point. If the cells above the insertion point contain values, the inserted field is {=SUM(ABOVE)}; if the cells to the left of the insertion point contain values, the inserted field is {=SUM(LEFT)}. If both the cells above the insertion point and the cells to the left of the insertion point contain values, Microsoft Word uses the following rules to determine which SUM function to insert:

```
Set myRange = ActiveDocument.Range(0, 0)
Set myTable = ActiveDocument.Tables.Add(myRange, 3, 3)
With myTable
.Cell(1,1).Range.InsertAfter "100"
.Cell(2,1).Range.InsertAfter "50"
.Cell(3,1).Formula Formula:="=Average(Above)"
End With
```

## Arguments

### Optional arguments

The following arguments are optional

Formula - The mathematical formula you want the = (Formula) field to evaluate. Spreadsheet-type references to table cells are valid. For example, "=SUM(A4:C4)" specifies the first three values in the fourth row. For more information about the = (Formula) field, see Field codes:= (Formula) field

NumFormat - A format for the result of the = (Formula) field. For information about the types of formats you can apply, see Numeric Picture (#) field switch