Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated February 9, 2019)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003
Frederick has created some simple drop-down lists for some cells using data validation. He wants to know if there is a way to change the font used to display the entries in the drop-down lists.
The short answer is no, there is not. You can adjust the apparent size of the font by adjusting the zoom value for a worksheet, but that is about it. If you want more control over the font, then you will need to use a different approach to drop-down lists, such as using a combo box from the Control toolbox.
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