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Microsoft Excel Dropdown Menu Creation

Posted on 2013-11-06
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I've created several multiple choice questions in excel. Each question has a dropdown menu with 4 choices each.

Is there a way I can set this up so when a user selects the wrong answer they are alerted?

Is there a way I can set this up so points are accrued for each correct answer?
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by:helpfinder
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I did not get nothing "profi" so I created just simple and if nothing maybe it will be better than nothing :)
Correct answer could be highlighted with green background, wrong by red (unfortunately manual work for each answer). Each correct answer could have points which can be counted by formula
sample.xlsx
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by:Lord_Dragon
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Thank you but I need more detail on how to set this up. For example, what would I do to have correct answers give a green background and incorrect answers give a red background?
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This red/green background is made by conditional formatting (check it on Home ribbon in excel) where you tell what is right answer (green) and what not (red).
In B column is formula (IF) which validate the answer - if it is correct (true) than it gives certain amount of points, if not (false) it gives nothing (or less, as you desire).
Because B column formula contains right answer I make this column hidden (better will be to lock worksheet to prevent user unhide it). Finally in C column is just a refference to B to show points.
Overall score is simple Sum of points

Just ask if you need anything else
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by:Lord_Dragon
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Thank you very much.
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