Right Click for a Drop Down List

Did you know you can make a drop down list for selecting an item with just a right click? Yep!

I never really noticed it, but there’s an option in the right click menu to Pick From Drop-down List.

This can be handy if you’re doing a one off data entry and will allow you to enter some data exactly as it appears in cells above to avoid any typos.

To use this, select an empty cell directly underneath your data and right click.

From the resulting menu select the Pick From Drop-down List option.

Now you have a one time use drop down list to select from based on all the data directly above.

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John MacDougall

John MacDougall

John is a Microsoft MVP and qualified actuary with over 15 years of experience. He has worked in a variety of industries, including insurance, ad tech, and most recently Power Platform consulting. He is a keen problem solver and has a passion for using technology to make businesses more efficient.

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