Drop-Down List

battison

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I created a drop-down list but when I move the cursor from the cell, the arrow disappears so nobody can tell it's a drop-down list. I have a form (received from a customer) that has a drop-down list and the arrow is permanently in place. How do I make that arrow permanent on my list?
 

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Brian from Maui

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battison said:
I created a drop-down list but when I move the cursor from the cell, the arrow disappears so nobody can tell it's a drop-down list. I have a form (received from a customer) that has a drop-down list and the arrow is permanently in place. How do I make that arrow permanent on my list?

If this drop down was created using Data Validation, make sure the In-cell dropdown is ticked.
 

battison

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Data Validation Arrow not showing

The In-cell dropdown is ticked. Any other suggestions?
 

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I suspect the one you received (that stays visible all the time) is not a data validation cell, but is a combobox.
When you hover your cursor over the empty part of the cell (to the left of the actual arrow), does the cursor change? (If so, to what?)
 

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Then what you have there is a combobox from the Forms toolbar, not a data validation cell.
 
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