Drop-down lists in Microsoft Excel can be a great way to quickly add data to a worksheet. Not only can you quickly select from a list of items, but you can also add to the list for future use. This tutorial will show you how to add to a drop-down list in Excel.
Preparing The Worksheet
Before you can add to a drop-down list in Excel, you need to make sure that your worksheet is properly formatted. You’ll need to make sure that you have a column of data that you can use as the source for your drop-down list. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that the cells that you are using for the drop-down list have enough space to display all of the items.
Once your worksheet is prepared, you can move on to adding items to the drop-down list.
Adding To The Drop Down List
Adding items to the drop-down list in Excel is a simple process. First, select the cell that you want to add the list to. Then click on the “Data” tab and select “Data Validation” from the ribbon. This will open the “Data Validation” window.
In the “Data Validation” window, select “List” from the “Allow” drop-down menu. This will enable the “Source” box, which is where you will enter the source of your drop-down list. You can either enter the source directly into the box or you can select a range of cells from your worksheet to use as the source.
Once you’ve entered the source, click “OK” and the drop-down list will be added to the cell. You can then enter the items that you want to add to the list.
Finalizing The List
Once you’ve added all the items that you want to the list, you can finalize it by clicking the “Data” tab and selecting “Save Source Data” from the ribbon. This will save the source data and the list will be available in the future.
You can also add additional items to the list at any time by repeating the steps above.
Adding items to a drop-down list in Excel is a simple process that can greatly improve the efficiency of your data entry. With just a few steps, you can create a list that you can use over and over again.