I'm making a spreadsheet for the PC I'm building, and I wondered if the Total description at the bottom of the Price column is necessary.

In terms of user experience, is it already understood and redundant? Should I omit the Total description?

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Unless there is some visual indication that the given value is a summation, I don't think the presence of the "Total" label is redundant. Furthermore, the presence of the "Total" label helps the reader understand that it isn't a value missing the item name.

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Usually subtotals have a top border and grand totals have a top border with a double bottom border, but this may be locale dependant. Even then, a label helps the reader immediately understand what the number represents, especially if there's multiple totals on the sheet.

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