Posted by: Yosef B. | July 7, 2014

Excel: Creating a Drop Down Menu


Ever wondered how to add a drop down menu to your Excel file? Here’s an easy way to add one wherever you want!

To create a drop down menu, you have two options. First, you can create a list of all the items you want to display in your Drop Down List. E.g. “Yes, No, Maybe” or “Early, Late, None”, etc. in a range of cells (one option per cell). Alternatively, simply copy a list of items, ensuring that they are comma delimited.
Once you have your items listed:

  1. Select the Data Tab from the Excel Menu Ribbon. In the “Data Tools” section, click on “Data Validation”.
  2. Under the Settings Tab, select “List” from the “Allow” drop down menu.
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  4. Using the arrow on the right hand side of the “Source” box, select the list of items that you want to display in your Drop Down List.
  5. Click “OK”
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Got questions? Leave a comment below!

~Yosef

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