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Create a drop-down list

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Help people work more efficiently in worksheets by using drop-down lists in cells where they can pick an item from a list you create.

  1. Select where you want the drop-down to appear.

  2. Select Data > Data Validation.

  3. Choose List.

  4. Select the Source button.

  5. Select items to appear in the drop-down and press Enter.

  6. Select OK.

  7. Select the drop-down arrow to select items from your drop-down list.

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