Create a drop-down list

Drop-down lists make it easy to fill out information in a worksheet, and you can use them in Excel Online, if they were added to the worksheet in the Excel desktop application. Also known as data validation, drop-down lists can’t yet be created in Excel Online. Here’s how you can do it if you have the Excel desktop application:

Click Open in Excel and create your drop-down lists.

Open in Excel button

After you’re done adding drop-down lists, save the workbook and it’ll be available where you opened it in Excel Online.

To stay informed about updates to Excel Online features, visit the Microsoft Excel blog.

Excel Online works seamlessly with the Office desktop program. You can try or buy the latest version of Office.

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