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Need to link dropdown box choice to another cell
I'm NOT proficient at Excel to say the least ... I have created a dropdown
box and want the choice selected in that cell to be pasted into another cell within the same worksheet automatically. Is this possible? Can you explain in VERY simple steps? Thank you! 
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Need to link dropdown box choice to another cell
lrb,
You can just use a formula to refer to the cell with the dropdown. Lets say your drop down is in A1 and you want the choice selected in A1 to display in B1: in B1, enter the folowing formula: =A1 Now B1 will always show the exact same thing in A1.......EXCEPT.........if A1 is blank, then B1 will show 0 (zero). If you want B1 to appear blank as well then use the following formula: =if(A1="","",A1) Also, B1 will automatically change every time A1 is changed. HTH, Conan "lrb" wrote in message ... I'm NOT proficient at Excel to say the least ... I have created a dropdown box and want the choice selected in that cell to be pasted into another cell within the same worksheet automatically. Is this possible? Can you explain in VERY simple steps? Thank you! 
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Need to link dropdown box choice to another cell
Thank you Conan ~ that's exactly what I needed. One more question ... I
tried to copy and paste to the following rows and the formula was automatically changed from A1 to A2, A3, etc. How can I keep the formula a constant when copying? "Conan Kelly" wrote: lrb, You can just use a formula to refer to the cell with the dropdown. Lets say your drop down is in A1 and you want the choice selected in A1 to display in B1: in B1, enter the folowing formula: =A1 Now B1 will always show the exact same thing in A1.......EXCEPT.........if A1 is blank, then B1 will show 0 (zero). If you want B1 to appear blank as well then use the following formula: =if(A1="","",A1) Also, B1 will automatically change every time A1 is changed. HTH, Conan "lrb" wrote in message ... I'm NOT proficient at Excel to say the least ... I have created a dropdown box and want the choice selected in that cell to be pasted into another cell within the same worksheet automatically. Is this possible? Can you explain in VERY simple steps? Thank you! 
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Need to link dropdown box choice to another cell
Thank you Conan ~ that is exactly what I needed. One more question ... I
tried to copy and paste the formula to the rows below. The formula was automatically changed from A1 to A2, A3, etc. How can I keep it a constant when copying and pasting? "Conan Kelly" wrote: lrb, You can just use a formula to refer to the cell with the dropdown. Lets say your drop down is in A1 and you want the choice selected in A1 to display in B1: in B1, enter the folowing formula: =A1 Now B1 will always show the exact same thing in A1.......EXCEPT.........if A1 is blank, then B1 will show 0 (zero). If you want B1 to appear blank as well then use the following formula: =if(A1="","",A1) Also, B1 will automatically change every time A1 is changed. HTH, Conan "lrb" wrote in message ... I'm NOT proficient at Excel to say the least ... I have created a dropdown box and want the choice selected in that cell to be pasted into another cell within the same worksheet automatically. Is this possible? Can you explain in VERY simple steps? Thank you! 
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Need to link dropdown box choice to another cell
Hi Conan,
Ok ~ I figured out my other question and have found the way to have an absolute formula copy. The result of the formula raises another question ~ it is formatted strangely. The cell that contains the formula uses a blue underlined font rather than how I orginally had the cell formatted. Is there a way to change that? Thanks again! "Conan Kelly" wrote: lrb, You can just use a formula to refer to the cell with the dropdown. Lets say your drop down is in A1 and you want the choice selected in A1 to display in B1: in B1, enter the folowing formula: =A1 Now B1 will always show the exact same thing in A1.......EXCEPT.........if A1 is blank, then B1 will show 0 (zero). If you want B1 to appear blank as well then use the following formula: =if(A1="","",A1) Also, B1 will automatically change every time A1 is changed. HTH, Conan "lrb" wrote in message ... I'm NOT proficient at Excel to say the least ... I have created a dropdown box and want the choice selected in that cell to be pasted into another cell within the same worksheet automatically. Is this possible? Can you explain in VERY simple steps? Thank you! 
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Need to link dropdown box choice to another cell
irb,
In the formula I posted, the cell reference is relative....means the references will change when you copy/paste. You just need to make them absolute.......they won't change when you copy/paste. To do that, put dollar signs before both the column letter and the row number. For example: "=A1" will become "=$A$1";"=if(A1="","",A1)" will become "=if($A$1="","",$A$1)" Look up relative/absolute cell references in XL's Help for more info. HTH, Conan "lrb" wrote in message ... Thank you Conan ~ that's exactly what I needed. One more question ... I tried to copy and paste to the following rows and the formula was automatically changed from A1 to A2, A3, etc. How can I keep the formula a constant when copying? "Conan Kelly" wrote: lrb, You can just use a formula to refer to the cell with the dropdown. Lets say your drop down is in A1 and you want the choice selected in A1 to display in B1: in B1, enter the folowing formula: =A1 Now B1 will always show the exact same thing in A1.......EXCEPT.........if A1 is blank, then B1 will show 0 (zero). If you want B1 to appear blank as well then use the following formula: =if(A1="","",A1) Also, B1 will automatically change every time A1 is changed. HTH, Conan "lrb" wrote in message ... I'm NOT proficient at Excel to say the least ... I have created a dropdown box and want the choice selected in that cell to be pasted into another cell within the same worksheet automatically. Is this possible? Can you explain in VERY simple steps? Thank you! 
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Need to link dropdown box choice to another cell
It sounds like the cell has hyperlink formatting. Was there a hyperlink in
this cell before? Yeah, just change the color of the font and remove underlining: Format Cells... Font tab You can change both color and underlining from here. "lrb" wrote in message ... Hi Conan, Ok ~ I figured out my other question and have found the way to have an absolute formula copy. The result of the formula raises another question ~ it is formatted strangely. The cell that contains the formula uses a blue underlined font rather than how I orginally had the cell formatted. Is there a way to change that? Thanks again! "Conan Kelly" wrote: lrb, You can just use a formula to refer to the cell with the dropdown. Lets say your drop down is in A1 and you want the choice selected in A1 to display in B1: in B1, enter the folowing formula: =A1 Now B1 will always show the exact same thing in A1.......EXCEPT.........if A1 is blank, then B1 will show 0 (zero). If you want B1 to appear blank as well then use the following formula: =if(A1="","",A1) Also, B1 will automatically change every time A1 is changed. HTH, Conan "lrb" wrote in message ... I'm NOT proficient at Excel to say the least ... I have created a dropdown box and want the choice selected in that cell to be pasted into another cell within the same worksheet automatically. Is this possible? Can you explain in VERY simple steps? Thank you! 
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