Select File→ Options→ Advanced ( Alt+ FTA) and then scroll down and click the Edit Custom Lists button located in the General section. The Custom Lists dialog box opens with its Custom Lists tab, where you now should check the accuracy of the cell range listed in the Import List from Cells text box.

Follow the steps in the video above, or: From the DATA tab, select Data Validation. Click Data Validation in the drop-down list. In the dialog box, select List from the Allow drop-down menu. In the source field, type the choices you'd like your drop down menu to include, separated by commas. ... Click OK.

Create your own custom list In a column of a worksheet, type the values to sort by, in the order you want them, from top to bottom. For example: Select the cells in that list, and then click File > Options > Advanced. Under General, click Edit Custom Lists. In the Custom Lists box, click Import.

To make a custom list to use in fills, follow these steps: Choose Excel→ Preferences from the menu bar. In the Formulas and Lists section, click Custom Lists. ... Select New List in the Custom Lists list. In the List Entries list, type the series entries in order. ... Click the Add button when the list is complete.

Create the Drop Down List Select the cells where you want the drop down lists. Choose Data> Validation. In the Allow box, choose List. In the Source box, type the list name, preceded by an equal sign, e.g.: = MyList. Click OK.

To add this drop-down list to a sheet, do the following: Create the list in cells A1: A4. ... Select cell E3. ... Choose Validation from the Data menu. Choose List from the Allow option's drop-down list. ... Click the Source control and drag to highlight the cells A1: A4. ... Make sure the In- Cell Dropdown option is checked. ... Click OK.