How to Open Dialog Box in Excel


- Written by Puneet

In Excel, to get to more options of any option category you can open the dialog box and use those options directly from the dialog box. Apart from this, there are a few options that need to be used directly from a dialog box.


In this tutorial, we will look at how to open and use a dialog box use an option.

Open a Dialog Boxes from the Ribbon

  1. Go to the Tab from where you want to open the option.
  2. Move to the options group.
  3. Hover your cursor on the small arrow at the bottom right.
  4. Click on it to open the options dialog box.

The moment you click on it, Excel will open the dialog box for that option. And, when you click on the arrow from the font group, it opens the format dialog box and opens the font tab from there.


On the ribbon, you have multiple tabs, but not all the tabs have that down arrows in the options groups to open the dialog box.

Dialog Box Options

As I said, there are a few options that you need to use directly from a dialog box. For example, the find and replace option. When press the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + F) it gives you a dialog box where you need to enter the value that you want to find.


Excel Options Dialog Box

Excel Options also have a dialog box. When you open the options, File ⇢ More ⇢ Options. You will get a large dialog box with all the options that you can make a change to in your Excel environment.

Last Updated: August 10, 2023