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At 10:07 16/01/2013 -0500, Nobody Noname wrote:
Have looked for an hour online and in the help texts trying to figure out how to edit what I see in the Selection List when I right click on a cell in Calc and get the pulldown list.
I've been through the data validity drill but see nothing in the "list" there.
And I've gone through the autocorrect options with no help. I don't see any of the text that is in my "selection list" displayed in the Autocorrect options at all. I found the files in the users .config directory but they don't appear to be editable via text tools.

I hesitate to suggest this, but I believe you may be conflating two different facilities here.

o If you right-click a cell and choose Selection List..., the list you are presented with is simply the collection of different entries already present in the same column. There is no way of editing this list, I think, except by adding values to or removing existing values from elsewhere in the same column - which you would probably not want to do. This facility is presumably intended to obviate repetitive typing, not to control the contents of cells.

o To control the values in the list, select the required range of cells (quite possibly a column) and go to Data | Validity... | Criteria. Against Allow, select an appropriate choice from the drop-down menu - probably List. Ensure "Show selection list" is ticked and type your required entries, one per line, in the Entries box. (The other tabs provide facilities for restricting possible entries as well as setting an error message.) Now you will see your desired entries if you either use right-click | Selection List... or click the down arrow next to the current cell.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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