RE: running balances

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Subject: RE: running balances
Posted by:  JLatham
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006

Put this formula in cell D5:
= D4 - C5
and simply drag/extend it down the page.  You have not allowed for deposits,
but you can handle them in this simple format by entering them as negative

Or if you put deposits in Column B, you could change the formula for D5 to:
= D4 + B5 - C5

If you want to just use column C for both deposits and debits and enter them
in more standard form, in cell D5 enter
= D4 + C5
and enter all checks and service charges and such as negative numbers, and
deposits as positive values.

"lil'bit" wrote:

> Hello. I am confused as to how to get a checkbook running balance in
> 2003 excel. The help topic only made the confusion worse.
> Cell D4 is the starting previous eom balance, then each row starting in
> cell C5 would reflect written check amounts or deposits, by way of
> currency formatting for one or the other as perferred. Column D on down
> each row should end with a running balance for each row. I want to be
> able to start with a previous balance and continue inputing sums but
> that isn't happening. Just not sure where to go from there as none of
> the formulas I've tried will work. Maybe formatting for the style of
> currency I wanted to use is the problem. Could someone please help with
> this? Thank you.
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> lil'bit
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running balances posted by lil'bit on Tue, 9 May 2006