ActiveX check boxes repositioning after saving

patilp3

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Hi,

I created a questionnaire on excel, with Activex check boxes. the checkboxes unhide the rows of the next question, depending on which one you answer. So I have hidden the checkboxes in the same rows as the question, using the 'move and size with cells' option. I set it up and it worked perfectly, and hid all the rows then saved it.

But when I openned it up again, the checkboxes seemed to dissappear. the had all positioned in the first hidden row, and not with the questions they were supposed to. I know there was a hotfix to correct this bug, however that will mean i will need to rebuild the worksheet. Is there a code I can use to 1. reposition the checkboxes to their original cells and 2. make sure they stay there? without the hotfix?

Any help would be much appreciated!
 

Kyle123

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Simply put, ActiveX controls are notoriously buggy on worksheets so it's better to never use them - the internet is rife with issues of ActiveX controls moving and re-sizing on worksheets with no real fix.

You're better off using forms controls - you don't get the same issues
 

patilp3

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Simply put, ActiveX controls are notoriously buggy on worksheets so it's better to never use them - the internet is rife with issues of ActiveX controls moving and re-sizing on worksheets with no real fix.

You're better off using forms controls - you don't get the same issues
Thanks Kyle123 - after using them I realised their issues! The reason I used them in the first place was because the checkboxes in form controls don't hide/unhide with the cells, so it was they were my only option. Is there any way I can work around this bug?
 

mfexcel

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In my experience, the "reposition" is not actually a "reposition". The objects just "appear" on different location/size. This can be fixed by changing the zoom level of the worksheet. (although it's not ideal, it is what can be done quick and easy.)


Thanks Kyle123 - after using them I realised their issues! The reason I used them in the first place was because the checkboxes in form controls don't hide/unhide with the cells, so it was they were my only option. Is there any way I can work around this bug?
 

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