How To Enable Status Bar Summary Statistics

Here’s a neat trick that will allow you to see “at-a-glance” summary statistics for any range you highlight in Excel. With this you’ll be able to see a calculated average, count, minimum, maximum and sum for any range with numerical values.




Enable the summary statistics.

  1. Right click on the status bar.
  2. Select the items you would like to see.
  3. Highlight a range of numbers and the summary statistics for that range will appear in the status bar.


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Status Bar Summary Statistics

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John MacDougall

John MacDougall

John is a Microsoft MVP and qualified actuary with over 15 years of experience. He has worked in a variety of industries, including insurance, ad tech, and most recently Power Platform consulting. He is a keen problem solver and has a passion for using technology to make businesses more efficient.

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