EXCEL shapes.visible won't work anymore

pingme89

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I have the following code. It used to work on this spreadsheet but no longer works.

ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Shapes("Terminator").Visible = True

I know there is nothing wrong with the code because I made a brand new spreadsheet and tested the code and it works.
However, there is something wrong with my spreadsheet that won't hide and unhide shapes anymore.

Can anyone think of a possible reason that could prevent this code from working?

Thanks in Advance.
 

Fluff

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Do you get any error messages?
 

mikerickson

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Have you tried putting Application.ScreenUpdating=True immediately after that line.


Also, it is possible for different shapes to have the same name on the same sheet. Does ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Shapes.Count return the value you expect. If not, then there might be some very small shapes named "Terminator" on that sheet who are so small that you can't see them when visible.
 

pingme89

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You are amazing. Well, Application.screenupdating = true did not do anything.

So I investigated about multiple shapes with the same name. I thought it wasn't possible to name multiple items the same name on the same sheet.
In fact, I have 3 sheets with duplicates on each sheet. I thought that by specifying the sheet and referring to each shape would be able to differentiate between them.

I ran a macro to identify all shapes and their properties and found multiple duplicates.
I then deleted each and renamed them all so they would have unique names.

That solved the problem. Thank you very much.
 

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