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Tip 76: Numbering Table Rows Automatically

In some situations, you may want a table to include sequential row numbers. This tip describes how to take advantage of the calculated column feature (explained in Tip 75) and create a formula that numbers table rows automatically.

Figure 76-1 shows a table (named Table1) with information about job applicants. The first column of the table, labeled Num, displays sequential numbers.

Figure 76-1: The numbers in column B are generated with a formula.

The calculated column formula, which you can enter into any cell in the Num column, is

`=ROW()-ROW(Table1)+1`

When you enter the formula, it’s automatically propagated to all other cells in the Num column.

The ROW function, when used without an argument, returns the row that contains the formula. When the ROW function has an argument that consists of a multirow range, it returns the first row of the range.

A table’s name does not include the header...