#### Combo Box #10

```Can someone give me a lame, dummy version on how to create
a combo box in a cell that has a list and shows the answer
selected at the top?  I also need my formulas to be able
to count how many times a given answer was chosen in the
box.

If not, that's ok.
```
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anonymous (74717)
7/31/2004 7:43:11 PM
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```Brandy:

Both of the questions you're asking are pretty straightforward.  Here goes:

1)  The combo box.  First thing is to choose a range ON THE SAME WORKSHEET that contains the values you want for your combo box.
2)  Once you have those cells filled out, go to the first cell where you want to have the combo box.
4)  Under "Allow," choose "List."
5)  You'll then be prompted to select the cells, just as if you were inserting a function.  Select the cells from Step 1.
6)  You'll then see a combo box in the cell.  If you want to copy the combo box to additional cells, do this:
a)  Copy the cell that has the combo box
b)  Select the cells where you want to put it
c)  Go Edit->Paste Special, and choose "Validation."

Now, for part two of your question - how to figure out how many times an answer was chosen:

1)  Go to the last cell in the range(if you had the answers in rows 1-10, for example, you could go to row 11.)
2)  Go Insert->Function
3)  Choose the function type Statistical.  The function you want is called "COUNTIF."
4)  The first argument is the range of cells you want to count.  For example, if the answers were in A1:A10, then the first argument would be A1:A10.
5)  The second argument is the answer.  For example, if the four answers were Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow, then the second argument might be "Yellow."  It is important to put the word in quotes.  Case, however, is not important.
6)  Repeat the process as many times as you need to for the other answers.  If you have multiple answers you want to count in the same range, consider doing an absolute reference (\$A\$1:\$A\$10, for example) in the function's first argument, so if you copy and paste the Yellow formula for the other colors, then it keeps the same cells.

Don't put yourself down...you're not lame or a dummy.  Everyone has to learn this.  Good luck.

Cheers,
Geoff Lilley
MCDST, Microsoft Office Master Instructor (2000/XP), Microsoft Office Specialist Master (2000/XP)
geofflilley@yahoo.com

"Brandy" wrote:

> Can someone give me a lame, dummy version on how to create
> a combo box in a cell that has a list and shows the answer
> selected at the top?  I also need my formulas to be able
> to count how many times a given answer was chosen in the
> box.
>
> If not, that's ok.
>
```
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Lilley (2)
7/31/2004 8:29:01 PM
```Thanks Geoff, I appreciate it.
>-----Original Message-----
>Brandy:
>
>Both of the questions you're asking are pretty
straightforward.  Here goes:
>
>1)  The combo box.  First thing is to choose a range ON
THE SAME WORKSHEET that contains the values you want for
>2)  Once you have those cells filled out, go to the first
cell where you want to have the combo box.
>4)  Under "Allow," choose "List."
>5)  You'll then be prompted to select the cells, just as
if you were inserting a function.  Select the cells from
Step 1.
>6)  You'll then see a combo box in the cell.  If you want
to copy the combo box to additional cells, do this:
>      a)  Copy the cell that has the combo box
>      b)  Select the cells where you want to put it
>      c)  Go Edit->Paste Special, and choose "Validation."
>
>Now, for part two of your question - how to figure out
how many times an answer was chosen:
>
>1)  Go to the last cell in the range(if you had the
answers in rows 1-10, for example, you could go to row 11.)
>2)  Go Insert->Function
>3)  Choose the function type Statistical.  The function
you want is called "COUNTIF."
>4)  The first argument is the range of cells you want to
count.  For example, if the answers were in A1:A10, then
the first argument would be A1:A10.
>5)  The second argument is the answer.  For example, if
the four answers were Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow, then
the second argument might be "Yellow."  It is important to
put the word in quotes.  Case, however, is not important.
>6)  Repeat the process as many times as you need to for
to count in the same range, consider doing an absolute
reference (\$A\$1:\$A\$10, for example) in the function's
first argument, so if you copy and paste the Yellow
formula for the other colors, then it keeps the same cells.
>
>Don't put yourself down...you're not lame or a dummy.
Everyone has to learn this.  Good luck.
>
>Cheers,
>Geoff Lilley
>MCDST, Microsoft Office Master Instructor (2000/XP),
Microsoft Office Specialist Master (2000/XP)
>geofflilley@yahoo.com
>
>
>"Brandy" wrote:
>
>> Can someone give me a lame, dummy version on how to
create
>> a combo box in a cell that has a list and shows the
>> selected at the top?  I also need my formulas to be
able
>> to count how many times a given answer was chosen in
the
>> box.
>>
>> If not, that's ok.
>>
>.
>
```
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anonymous (74717)
7/31/2004 8:53:36 PM

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