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How to create a dropdown list in WPS Spreadsheets

October 21, 2021
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When using WPS Spreadsheets to process a spreadsheet with a large number of data to fill in, creating a dropdown list in the target cells is able to boost our working efficiency, since we can choose one of the options from the dropdown list to fill the target cells rather than typing the contents word by word.

An example of cells with a dropdown list is shown below. How can we realize it?

An example of cells with a dropdown list inserted

Option 1: 

1. Select the cell range to insert dropdown lists.

2. Click the Data tab → the Insert drop-down button

3. Enter the options to be provided. (Tips: We can add or delete options by clicking on the corresponding icons in the upper area of the popup dialog.)

Option 2:

1. Select the cell range to insert dropdown lists.

2. Click the Data tab → the Insert Validation button

3. Enter the options that we want to provide in the dropdown lists, with a comma (,) inserted between each two option. Note that no space is required to be added after the comma(s).

WPS Spreadsheet could be an alternative to Microsoft Office Excel. It includes 100's of built-in formulas, pivot tables, etc. To be office excel advanced, you could learn how to use WPS Office Spreadsheet online in WPS Academy.

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