In-Cell Drop-Down List - Arrow Button Disappears

nico

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I have an in-cell drop-down list in an Excel spreadsheet. When the user clicks on it, the down-arrow button appears to the right of the cell. If they click off of it, the arrow disappears. Is there a way to have the arrow button always be displayed? So, if the user is not selecting that cell, the arrow button will still show? Thanks!
 

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Lewiy

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Can't do that with data validation I don't think (the arrow gets in the way of the adjacent cell anyway). Depending on what you are using it for you might try using a combo box.
 

Andrew Poulsom

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Only by using a ComboBox from the Control Toolbox or the Forms Toolbar instead of Data Validation.
 

Seti

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Are you using data validation? If so, there is no way to do this. You'll have to switch to a combo box or possibly a list box.
 

nico

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Thanks for your replies. I am using a Data Validation -> List option.
 

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