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Drop Down Menus

Help. I am putting drop down menus in my Excel worksheet which is working fine but on some of the options I need to "filter" what is given in other menus. For eg, First drop down gives option and depending on what option you choose, another drop down menu gives options. Say I choose "Not Applicable" in the first menu then I want the second menu to automatically put in "Not Applicable" to prevent something being chosen. Or, I choose and option in the first drop down and then the second drop down will automatically give me the choices available for that option (ie. colours).
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Click on Data (Top menu), Choose Filter from the drop down list, Choose Auto filter from the shown list. Now you get filter list on each column. Choose the filter condition on the column(s) you want and the data get filtered based on the condition you have given.


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1. Open a blank Excel workbook by selecting "New" from the "File" menu.
2. Drag and drop the .shs file on to the new workbook by highlighting the scrap file icon on the desktop and dragging it onto the worksheet. Alternatively, you can copy and paste. To do this, click the scrap file icon, and then right-click and select "Copy" from the pop-up menu. Left-click on the Excel workbook, and then right-click and select "Paste" from the pop-up menu. The information stored in the scrap file should now appear within the worksheet.
3. Save the file. Select "Save As" from the "File" menu, and then enter a file name in the box at the top of the window that opens. By default, Excel saves files in the workbook format native to the version. For versions prior to Microsoft Office 2007, this is the .xls format. If you have Excel 2007 or later and want to save the file as .xls, select this format from the "Format" drop-down menu below the box where you entered the file name.

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Excel - Drop Down List Ever wish that you didn't have to type...





Excel - Drop Down List

Ever wish that you didn't have to type out the same thing over and over again? Well you can save time by using Excel's drop down list!


Drop Down Preparation

Imagine that we are creating an Excel spreadsheet to document our purchases from the grocery store. For each purchase we want to mark down the name of the food and the type of the food.
The way a drop down list works in Excel is that it takes values from some place on your spreadsheet and uses them to populate the options in the list. Lucky for us, the type of food is a perfect opportunity to use a drop down list!
In cells A1 through A7 enter the type of food that will be used for the drop down list.


Creating a Drop Down List

Now that we have a source for our drop down list, we can create a begin to create our drop down.
1. Select cells D2 though D20 (We will be creating a drown down list for each cell in this range)

2. Click the Data menu and select Validation
3. Choose List from the Allow drop down menu

4. Click the Source button that appears to the right of the textfield

5. Select our source cells A1 though A7

6. Press Enter and Click OK

Testing Your Drop Down

All of your cells in the Type column should now have a drop down list. To test to see if your drop down works, click on cell D2 and then click on the downward facing arrow and see if all the types of food are available.

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Cell freeze 3 rows together at a time.


Freeze a Row in Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel 2010 can freeze, or lock, a top row as you scroll down the worksheet.
For example, you may need to keep the top row of column titles visible at all times.
The "View" tab on the command ribbon contains the "Freeze Panes" button in the "Window" group.
A single row or a range of rows can lock through the "Freeze Top Row" or "Freeze Panes" options.

Open the Excel worksheet.
Click the top row heading.
The row heading displays a number just left of the first column of cells. The selected row appears shaded.


Click the "View" tab on the command ribbon.
Click the "Freeze Panes" button in the "Window" group.
A list of options appears.

Click the "Freeze Top Row" option.
A black horizontal line appears on the worksheet.
This line indicates the locked row that stays on the screen as you scroll down the worksheet.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/freeze-or-lock-rows-and-columns-HP010342542.aspx?CTT=1
Freeze or lock rows and columns
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Use Freeze Panes in Excel
Scrolling down to look at a number and then scrolling up to make sure the number you looked at is under the header you expected is not an efficient way to view a spreadsheet.
The Freeze Panes feature of Excel allows you to freeze the labels of your data in place while you review the data.
Follow the instructions in Section 1 to freeze the top row or the left column.
Freeze multiple rows, multiple columns, or rows and columns, by following the instructions in Section 2.Freeze the Top Row or Left Column
1
Open the Excel spreadsheet.
2
Navigate to the "View" tab on the top menu.


3 Click on "View," then click on "Freeze Panes." A drop-down menu opens.

4

Select the "Freeze Top Row" option to freeze the top row.

5

Select the "Freeze Left Column" or "Freeze First Column" option to freeze the left column.

6

Freeze the top row by using the keyboard and sequentially pressing the keys "ALT, W, F, R." Ignore Steps 3 through 7 if using this choice.

7

Freeze the left column using the keyboard by sequentially pressing the keys "ALT, W, F, C." Ignore Steps 3 through 7 if using this choice.

8

Unfreeze panes by repeating Steps 3 through 5 and selecting "Unfreeze Panes" or sequentially press the keys "ALT, W, F, F."

Freeze Rows and Columns, Multiple Rows, Multiple Columns, or Multiple Rows and Columns
9

Open the Excel spreadsheet.

10

Freeze column(s) and row(s) at the same time by selecting the cell to the right of and below the location you want to freeze.

11

Freeze multiple rows only by selecting the cell in the left (first) column below the rows you want to freeze.

12

Freeze multiple columns only by selecting the cell in the top row to the right of the columns you want to freeze.

13

Navigate to the "View" tab on the top menu.

14

Click on "View," then click on "Freeze Panes." A drop-down menu opens.

15

Select the "Freeze Panes" option. You have now frozen the columns or rows, or columns and rows you designated.

16

Freeze panes using the keyboard by sequentially pressing the keys, "ALT, W, F, F." Ignore Steps 5 through 8 if using this choice.

17

Unfreeze panes by repeating Steps 5 through 7 and selecting "Unfreeze Panes" or sequentially press the keys, "ALT, W, F, F."



http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/freeze-or-lock-rows-and-columns-HP001217048.aspx
Freeze or lock rows and columns
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/demo-hide-or-unhide-rows-and-columns-HA010241040.aspx
Hide or show rows and columns

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Why do i loose my custom Views in Excell 2003 when I add drop down lists?


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Here is the MS article that thoroughly explains the means for using VBA codes to customize your excel 2003 command bars.

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The quickest and easiest way is to go to the data menu and choose filter and then autofilter. This will allow drop downs on all columns which can be picked to filter one or more columns. Custom in the drop down list will give you further options.

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