How to insert a radio button or option button in Excel?
Sometimes you may see a group of predefined options with circle holes allowing you to choose one of them, and the choice is exclusive. They are radio buttons or option buttons. It is quite useful with them to select one of a series of size as Small, Medium, and Large, or a series of color as Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, …etc.
Actually, we can add the radio buttons in Microsoft Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 manually. You can do it with following steps:
Classic Menu for Office: brings back classic menus to Office 2010 and 2013 (includes Office 365).
Office Tab: brings tabbed interface to Office as the use of web browser Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click the Insert button, and select the Option Button, see the following screen shot:
Step 3: Move mouse on working area, and draw a radio button.
Repeat the Step 2 and Step 3, and insert as many radio buttons as you need.
Step 4: Right click one of Option Buttons, and click the Edit Text item from context menu.
Step 5: Then the text above selected option button is editable, type a new name for the selected radio button. And rename other radio buttons based on your needs.
Step 6: Right click one of radio buttons, and click the Format Control item from the context menu, see the screen shot:
Step 7: In the Format Control dialog box, change the formatting styles of each radio button. See the following screen shot:
By default, the Developer Tab is hidden from Ribbon in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. You can follow these steps to show it on the Ribbon.
Show Developer Tab in Excel 2010
- Step 1: In Excel 2010, click the File >> Options >> Customize Ribbon, see the following screen shot.
- Step 2: In the right side, check the Developer option.
- Step 3: Click OK.
Step 1: click the Office button >> Excel Options.
Step 2: Click the Popular button in the right bar, and check the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon option in the Top options for working with Excel section.
Step 3: Click OK.