
20 Nov 2010  #1 

Excel Formula Help please...
This is probably very simple and I have got it working but it isn't working how I want it to work.
I have created an Excel document to show my monthly payments of a bank loan. I have created 3 columns in the first column is the payment number, in the second column is the amount that the loan is after I have made a payment, and in the third column I want to know how much the loan has been reduced by after the bank has taken interest off. I have just put this formula in the 3rd column, =SUM(D4D5), and then dragged this formula down into all the other rows I want this to work in which it does. The problem I am having with this is that the number from the 2nd column get placed in the 3rd row, below the amount that has been reduced, and I would like it to stay at £0.00 as it looks better. Here is what I mean If you notice the number I enter in the balance column appears in the reduced by column, and I don't want it too because it looks very unprofessional. Can someone please help me out with this please. 
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20 Nov 2010  #2 

Try using IF ISBLANK.
So, the formula could be something like =IF(ISBLANK(D5),"",SUM(D4D5)) 
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20 Nov 2010  #3 

Thanks for that it worked a treat, now I know I am being fussy, but all the cells that had £0.00 in the rest of the spreadsheet have just gone blank. How can I get the cells to have £0.00 in them again, but keep the value from being carried? 
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20 Nov 2010  #4 

Try this.
=IF(ISBLANK(D5),0,SUM(D4D5)) Otherwise, you could insert a string =IF(ISBLANK(D5),"£0.00",SUM(D4D5)) You may need to adjust the formatting etc. 
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20 Nov 2010  #5 

Once again many thanks that was very helpfull I have learned something today, just wish I could rep you more but alas I can only rep you once, if I see you around I will give you some more. 
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20 Nov 2010  #6 

Another possible is...
You would of course need to drag the formula down through the rest of the column. 
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20 Nov 2010  #7 


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