help with a excel 2010 formula


I need help with an excel formula.

I am trying to use the below formula:

=IF(D3,D4 = 0, "PLEASE ORDER 4 TONERS", "")

So if both cell D3 and D4 have a value of 0 a message (PLEASE ORDER 4 TONERS) will appear in the cell with the formula.

But i am recieveing an error saying that ive entered too many arguments for this function.

If I make the formula like this:


The formula works fine and and when both values are at 0 it will display the message. But when both of the values dont equal 0 i get a value of "TRUE" which i dont want, as if both cells dont equal 0 i want the value in the box to display nothing.

Please advise how i can make this work.

KevinInformation TechnologyAsked:
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pls try

=IF(AND(D3=0,D4=0), "PLEASE ORDER 4 TONERS", "")


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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Alternatively you can use this too..

=IF(sum(D3,D4)= 0, "PLEASE ORDER 4 TONERS", "")

KevinInformation TechnologyAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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