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Using a drop down list in Excel can make data input a lot easier – after all, you don’t want to waste time typing in the same thing again and again!
Preparing Your Excel Drop Down List Data
To start with, let’s make a list. Writing it out in alphabetical order can help, as the cell order is the order in which they will appear in the drop down list (the drop down list won’t automatically reorder itself). In this example, we’ll be using a list of flowers.
First, we write out our flower names in cells A1-A7: