Creating Two Menus

Oct 11, 2009

I have a workbook which uses the code below to create a new menu upon opening. I have now used this same code in a second workbook to create a different menu. both work OK on their own However if by chance both workbooks are opened at the same time only one menu is shown. Is there a way I can change one of these to create a second menu if the first one is already there?

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Creating Dropdown Validation Menus With Reduced Ranges?

Apr 1, 2009

i have a table of tools and their properties which i am using to provide validation lists for a number of other worksheets that record when those tools were last calibrated/tested and when they need to be calibrated/tested next.

many tools require more than one form of testing (electrical and/or calibration), but not all tools require both.

can i create some kind of drop-down menu the looks at the tool master list, but only gives the option of those that require the particular type of testing i'm recording on that particular list? how can i create a drop-down list that is more limited than the range i have selected for it to display?

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Jun 11, 2013

I have a problem (I have intermediate knowledge of Excel): lets say that I have two model years for Cadillac: 2013 and 2014, and have 3 car models for year 2013 (ATS, XTS, and CRX) and two car models for year 2014 (ELR and CTS Sedan). I want to create a dropdown menu under "Model Year" that will show me 2013 and 2014. When I click on either one, a dropdown list for all car models for that year can appear in the next column under "Models". Then, for each car model, there are different characteristics that are in other columns, such as horsepower, mileage, etc...I want all of the content to stay on one line (row), but change when I click on a different model.

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Jan 11, 2014

I am trying to build a complex equation that has multiple parameters filled by several choices from several different dropdown menus.

For instance:

I'm building a set of 5 dropdown menus, that each lead to filling certain boxes with a number created from a formula. I've provided a small sample to explain what I'm trying to do.

My problem is, I'm unsure of how to make it so certain drop down menus affect the information inside of the next. Like, I want to have someone select "Oscar" under the characters, and have the "Lances" list come up in the Weapons column menu. I don't want the Weapons menu to be selectable in any way unless a "Character" has been selected.

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Jun 9, 2008

I am using the following code to create a custom command menu.

Sub AddMenus()
Dim cMenu1 As CommandBarControl
Dim cbMainMenuBar As CommandBar
Dim iHelpMenu As Integer
Dim cbcCustomMenu As CommandBarControl
On Error Resume Next
Application.CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls("&New Menu").Delete
On Error Goto 0
Set cbMainMenuBar = Application.CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar")..........................

I want to add a new button control at the bottom of the menu underneath the holiday control but it keeps adding it on the sub menu, which leads off the holiday button control. I want the menu to look like this.

Open Net 2 Access
Add Employee
Edit Employee
Delete Employee
Holidays (3 options on sub menu)
*New Control

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Feb 3, 2010

From this link: [url]

there is some clever code to create a customized menu in a dynamic Add-Ins section of the Excel ribbon; this section disappears when the workbook is deactivated and re-appears when it is activated. The custom menu has 2 main items each of which can launch a macro. There is also a 3rd main item called "Next Menu" which cascades nicely to a sub-menu. That sub-menu can have several items of its own. Very cool code.

However, I am trying to add a 4th item in the main menu, say, "Next Menu2" which also cascades to a sub-menu. The problem I'm having is when I try to replicate this code to accomplish this, "Next Menu2" appears in the sub-menu of "Next Menu", rather than as a separate (4th) main item below "Next Menu".

I believe there was another post (not sure of the date, but has since expired) which asked basically the same question as mine. There was a reply with code saying "This should work" but when I tried it, it didn't help.

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Oct 4, 2007

I want to create a submenu to an already existing user defined menu.

After creating and saving the sub menu using Tools ->Customize ,it works fine. But when

I reopen the Excel sheet it is not found.

I could not find any macro related to the original User menu.Also this menu gets displayed after the AUTO OPen macro in my excel has worked. This menu gets displayed for only that workbook and not for others.

I have been trying to find out a way to create Sub menu for that ,but could not?

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Dec 23, 2008

How to get the number of menus present in the excel?

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May 22, 2008

I want to have a spread sheet where a user will pick an option from a drop down list, then based on that option choice, have a different cell populate with a specifc drop down menu.


Cell A1 has a drop down with three choices (1,2,3)
User selects option 1
Cell B1 will now have a drop down with options A,B,C
If user selects option 2 from A1
Cell B1 will now have a drop down menu with options X,Y,Z

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Apr 3, 2009

Having recently started to get involved in Visual Basic I have managed to write some code that has removed all of my menus except for File and Help. In a blind panic I deleted what I think was the offending VB code in a vain attempt to return the menus. This didn't work. I am now stumped.

Also, I managed to change the way the Cell selection works when I press Return. When I press Return, Excel now selects the cell to the right of the one I was in rather than the one below it. Is there a way I can change this back?

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Jan 13, 2010

I have this code which adds one menu at the top of the worksheet and I want to add more. My current sheet has a large number of scripts liatsed under it for different purposes and I'd like to divide it into different menus.

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Oct 8, 2008

I would like to make a form where the user has to select from a drop down list several options, and that depending on the pick the drop down list below shows different options. example: For the question "what food do you want to eat?" you can select pasta, pizza or dessert.

Now if that person pics dessert, the 2nd drop down menu should shom him again a number of desserts he has to pick. And again below another one depending on what he chose.

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Aug 6, 2009

I have a problem I am working on (see attachment for better understanding).

I have 4 sheets
1) quote
2) invoice
3) delivery note
4) products and settings

Now in the quote sheet I am trying to add a way of from a drop down menu, selecting the product from the products sheet and then a new line will be added automatically.

Then what ever is in the quote sheet is automatically copied to the invoice and delivery note sheet.

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Feb 8, 2010

If I have a cell that uses a list for drop downs (ie "Make" can be any of several different Fire Alarm Panel Types) and a second cell that I want to use to represent "Model Number" is there an IF the model is A from the Make list, THEN the next cells drop down list represents the model numbers under that Make?

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Jan 12, 2009

I am trying to program a drop down box at the top of a column so that when one of several options in the drop down are selected, a corresponding price list is displayed in the column below.

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Jan 12, 2010

Ok, so I have this neat little macro that on right-click brings up a custom context menu that displays a few different options - for example one such function is simply copying the selected cell content to a (specific) different sheet. It is a very useful feature in the context I am normally using it to merge information from different locations in a new structure (well, I think this is irrelevant, but just letting you know basically what I am doing).

Anyhow, to implement the custom context menu, I am using events in the ThisWorkbook object, namely Activate to add context menu entries and DeActivate to remove them if switching workbook.

Now, if I receive any workbook from someone else, I'd like to add this feature to get the custom context menu easily without having to copy the received workbook into a new workbook (it's a bit of a hassle, and ideally, if the received workbook has any other macros, this function could just be merged). I was thinking using an add-in to achieve this, but using the ThisWorkbook events in the add-in doesn't trigger the events (I guess because the hidden workbook in the add-in is never "Activated" or "DeActivated").

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Nov 21, 2006

I am trying to graduate out of the crayon age of menus on a worksheet, to using a User Form Menu. Problem is, I don't understand how they work. I've created a test program using a simple form with an option button, a combo button, and a command button. The goal is if the option button is true, it places the color selected in the combo button on the worksheet. Here is my code, what am I missing to make it work?

Corrected code from my original request

Module 1

Public ClrCd As Integer

Sub OpenForm1()
End Sub

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Aug 18, 2009

I am trying to force movement between multiple drop down menus. The menus are independent of one another. I want the user to only be able to select the information in the menus.

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Mar 1, 2010

I have the following fields:

Manufacturer:System:Part Number:Material Description:
I want to make each field a "pulldown menu".

For simplicity, lets say I have three Manufacturers "A", "B" & "C"

Each Manufacturer has three systems "1", "2" & "3"

Each System has 100 parts "1-001" thru "1-100", "2-001" thru "2-100" & "3-001" thru "3-100". Each part has a corresponding description such as "Horizontal", "Vertical", "cover", etc...

I need to keep all of the manufacturers, systems, parts and descriptions in one excel workbook. I have no preference to how that information is built (tabular, list, etc..) I would like the workbook in which i want the fields above to be separate, so I only have to keep updating one master file that all of our takeoff sheets would be linked to.

when I select a manufacturer, I only want the available systems for that manufacturer to show up in the next pull down menu, then for that system I select I only want the available parts for that system to show up in the next menu. the descriptions need to correlate with the parts I select.

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Sep 24, 2008

There was an article in ozgrid new about excel custom toolbars (<<hover over). The article addressed making the custom menu option available in one workbook with Private Sub Worksheet modules as follows

Private Sub Worksheet_Activate()
Application.CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls _
("My Menu").Enabled = True
End Sub

Private Sub Worksheet_Deactivate()
Application.CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls _
("My Menu").Enabled = False
End Sub

How do you get the first module to run apon opening the workbook and the second module to run when you close the workbook.

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I have noticed that the submenus for the following main menu items are disabled

Edit Insert Format Data

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I have not run any macros that alter the menus.

I have tried Tools>Customise Reset Menu and Toolbar usage. I then exit the Excel session, but the problem still remains,

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I am compiling questionnaires in Excel and need to constrain the answers. I've successfully used validate, list and directed it to a list (containing, for example, 'USB', 'Firewire', 'SCSI'. When I first set this up, the drop down menu appeared (and the prompt message I had created). After I copied the first worksheet to use as the base for my next questionnaire, the drop down menu disappeared, although the prompt still shows and the validation still works.

Have I missed something fundamental?

I've tried creating one on a brand new workbook and copying the worksheet and it seems to function correctly. Why has my drop down menu vanished???

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I have a 'diet diary' that I have built in excel that has many of the common meals I eat and details calories, carbohydrates, fats, etc and I use it to keep track of what I have eaten in the day.

However, one of the features is that on the front sheet I have lots of drop down menus that I select the different things (example, milk, banana, spaghetti bolognese) which in that puts in the nutritional info. However, each day I have different numbers of items to put in so I have to change the slots that no longer have an item in back to the default value so that it doesn't add calories. What would be ideal is if I could highlight a bunch of boxes at once and then make them all select the 'no-item' option in the drop down box simultaneously rather than selecting them all individually.

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Excuse my ignorance but something like Cell 1 * (If Type 1 from the list is selected use figure in Cell 3, If Type 2 from the list is selected use figure in Cell 4..........) etc etc

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We are currently on Office 2000, but our IT group are considering a company wide switch to 2007. I've played around with it just briefly, but noticed that it is night and day difference in both look and feel.

We use Hyperion Essbase, and have a custome built planning tool that utilizes Excel 2000, enhaced with a few thousand lines of VBA coding. One of the main purposes of the VBA code, is to control the Excel menus and replace with custom built menus that are specific to our Planning System.

Does anyone have any idea if VBA controlled custom menus from Excel 2000 will even work in 2007? Will I have to do complete rewrite?

One last question, If you are running 2007, is there a transition function (simlar) to prior versions, where you make the menus look like the legacy version?

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I know how to create the drop down, but I don't know how to make it work so I can choose from either one of the two drop downs and have the other automatically populate.

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I have an excel sheet with Column H having drop down menus for each cell In the column, starting with H5 going downwards.

The drop-down menu contains around 50-70 options, and what I have to do manually is go to h5 and click on the drop-down menu and select the first value. I then go to h6 and click on the drop-down menu and select the second value. I then go to h7 and click on the drop-down menu and select the third value. I then go to h8 and click on the drop-down menu and select the fourth value.....and so on and so on.....until I have chosen all values in the drop down-menu!

Is there a macro that will just do this automatically? Starting with cell h5 get the first value of the drop down menu, go to h6 and get the second value of the drop-down menu and so on until all the values are chosen?

If you manage this one, I also need to do something similar for column K, but this time select the first value of the drop down menu for k5 AND k6, then get the second value of the drop down menu for k7 AND k8, then get the third value from the drop-down menu for k9 AND k10 and so on.

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1) When creating a pull down menu using the "data/validation/settings/list etc", is it possible to have a continious list from the pull down menu even if your range of inputs have blank cells between them?

2) How can you then link a selection made in one column with the associated data in another column(s)? i.e. a spreadsheet which has a column with the number of legs an animal has. The next column has the name of the animal(s) associated with that number. so selecting 4 from the pull down menu would then display, dog, cat, elephant etc in the adjacent column.

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