Create a dynamic drop-down menu in Excel in 4 easy steps

In a previous post we learned how to make an Excel drop-down menu in 3 minutes. In this post I will show a very easy way to make a drop-down list in Excel that changes depending on what you have chosen in another cell. It’s easy, and it only takes five minutes!

Step 1: Enter the data

It is absolutely critical that the data table is set up correctly: The main category (the countries in this example) should be in one column, and the sub-categories (the cities) in the other columns, with the countries repeated as headings.


Show File Path in Excel

If you want to see where your Excel file is located on the computer or the server, you can display the file path in the Quick Access Toolbar. With the file path displayed here, you can also copy and paste it into an e-mail and send it to a colleague (provided they have access to the same server). A great way to avoid sending attachments!


You only have to do this once – if you add something to the Quick Access Toolbar, it will be displayed in every Excel document on the same computer.