how to create a drop down menu in google docs

How to create a drop down menu in Google docs
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This guide is part of the Google Docs series

Guides in this series:

1. Auto fit column width in Google docs spreadsheets
2. Change a date in a Google doc spreadsheet cell
3. Change the hyperlink color in a docs document
4. Change the slide speed in Google Docs presentation
5. Convert Google docs spreadsheet into a PDF file
6. Convert Google docs spreadsheet into an Excel file
7. Freeze top row when scrolling in Google Docs
8. How to add a column to a google docs spreadsheet
9. How to add a URL to a Google doc document
10. How to add a URL to a Google doc spreadsheet




Make: Google

Model / Product: Docs

Version: Spreadsheet

Objective / Info: How to create a drop down menu in Google Docs spreadsheets.


1
Launch Google Docs by visiting google.com, click the "more" menu option and select "Documents"
2
Click the spreadsheet that contains a column that you want to change or create a new one.
3
Click on the cell where you want to place the drop down menu.
4
Click the "Tools" option. Then select the "Data validation" option.
5
Select the "Items from a list" option from the "Criteria" drop down options.
6
Select the "Create list from range" option, then click the table icon to the right.
7
Click and drag across the cells that you wan to include in your drop down list. Then click the "Ok" button in the "What data?" pop up window.
  Note : The range is made up of the cells that contain the options that you want to appear in your drop down list. These cells can be located anywhere in your worksheet or workbook.

8
Click the "Save" button.
9
At this point you can click the cell and you should see a drop down list containing the data you selected.
  Note : The range is made up of the cells that contain the options that you want to appear in your drop down list. These cells can be located anywhere in your worksheet or workbook.

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This task should be complete. Review the steps if you had any issues and try again.Submit questions or request for more guides in the questions section below.

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