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    Question Data Validation - Entering text if needed along w your selection drop down

    Good morning,

    I have created a "drop down" list with my data validation in my excel 2010 document. I have 5 options to select from (thats really not the point) however,this is my "reason" drop list for a project - but should there be another "reason" that needs to be inputted in the cell - i need to make it where we can free hand it...
    i have done this before where you select from the list or type it in.....

    can someone please refresh my memory?

    Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide.

    Hnoel
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    Re: Data Validation - Entering text if needed along w your selection drop down

    whoops. forget what i just said :D

    go to the cell, open up the data validation, change the "Stop" on the "Error Alert" tab to read Warning or Information
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    Re: Data Validation - Entering text if needed along w your selection drop down

    ex1.xlsxI use to be able to create a list and make to where i could also type in other issues if need be... i just cant put my head around it on how i did it...
    I know i can add to the list at any time... but the here and there add ons should not be included in the drop list... they are unique occurences.

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    Re: Data Validation - Entering text if needed along w your selection drop down

    Lol
    Okay
    lets try this

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    Re: Data Validation - Entering text if needed along w your selection drop down

    IT WORKED!
    Thank you!!

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