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    excel drop-down list (excel 2000)

    I have attached an excel spreadsheet which has an example of a drop-down list that changes colour with each selection. Could you please explain how I can create this example on another spreadsheet.

    Thank you..Susan Schade

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    Re: excel drop-down list (excel 2000)

    There are two elements that work together here:

    The dropdown list is due to validation:
    - Select cell D7.
    - Select Data | Validation.
    - You will see that "Allow" is set to "List" and that the Source consists of the entries G, Y and R.
    - Activate the second tab of the dialog.
    - Here you see the text of the message that appears when you select the cell.
    - Activate the third tab of the dialog.
    - Since the "Style" is set to "Stop", the user MUST select an entry from the list.
    - You see the text of the message that appears if you try to enter something else.

    The background color is due to conditional formatting:
    - Select cell D7.
    - Select Format | Conditional Formatting...
    - The dialog contains three conditions, one for each of the list entries.
    - In this example, the conditions are simple: the cell value must be equal to G, Y or R.
    - It is also possible to specify more complicated conditions using a formula: select Formula Is in the dropdown on the left.
    - Click the Format... button to see how the format is specified (here in the Font tab and in the Pattern tab)

    You can specify up to three different conditions.

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    Re: excel drop-down list (excel 2000)

    This worked perfect. Thank you so much..Susan

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