Why sum at the bottom?

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Why does Excel show an average, count and sum at the bottom of the workbook....but then hide it if the user clicks into a different workbook to enter that information?  It doesn't hide it if the user clicks into a pdf or a web browser, where that information is less likely to be required.  Are we expected to accurately remember 6+ digit numbers hundreds of times daily or....?

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best response confirmed by GalenMcMahon (New Contributor)


If you click on for example Sum: 37 in the status bar, Excel will copy the value 37 to the clipboard, ready to be pasted where you need it.

Cool! Thanks