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How would I add a drop down list (or combo box) into a cell on Excel 2010?

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Yes, or drop down list, ver 2010. –  Adban Sep 17 '12 at 9:58
I edited your question. I suggest you try a Google search. This link currently has video and official Microsoft guides –  Dave Sep 17 '12 at 9:59

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Usually the simplest way to achieve that is to:

  • prepare the list next to your table or on other spreadsheet (just input all available values in a column) - it'll be a source for your list of values and it may be hidden later, if you want
  • mark a cell (or a range of cells) in which list should be displayed
  • select Data > Data Validation > Data Validation
  • select Allow: List
  • indicate the list prepared before as a Source
  • confirm

The drop-down list is ready. For combo-box you should use VBA, I believe. But you may also use the method described above and e.g. prepare just two-elements list containing "Yes/No" or "True/False", which is generally the same.

The method should work regardless of Excel's version.

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This website was very helpful and shows step by step screenshots: http://www.functioninexcel.com/lists-arrays/create-a-dropdown-list/

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Could you add in a small amount of detail into the answer in case the link goes dead? –  jonsca Jul 17 '13 at 18:27

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