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    I have received a spreadsheet & don't know how they did the drop down boxes.

    Various cells display a drop-down box with custom lists when clicked. But they did not use a dropdown from the control-toolbox because, among other things, I can't see a control-source list anywhere in the spreadsheet. And there are no macros.
    I thought I knew Excel but this is a new one on me.



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    You may be looking at the autofilter feature. (Tools/Filter/Autofilter).
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    I'd put my money on Data Validation. Go to the cell in question and click on Data (Menu)-> Data Validation. If the worksheet isn't protected, you should be able to see the creator's tricks. Incidentally, a neat resource...

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    Bingo. Data Validation. Very clever. ;O)

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    Default Re: Drop Down list in cell question How'd they do that?

    Hi Guys,
    I want what this guy's got..that is, cells with drop down boxes, you guys call it Data validation..how do I do it?

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    Default Re: Drop Down list in cell question How'd they do that?

    Quote Originally Posted by NateO View Post
    Go to the cell in question and click on Data (Menu)-> Data Validation.
    From there you get a dialog with options, chances are good you want a list.

    Here's a Microsoft write-up:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211485

    Debra's is better:

    http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal01.html

    Enjoy!

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