Freeform Drawing not visible


New Member
Aug 3, 2011
I have a project built in Excel 2010 but saved as a 2003 .xls. One tab contains several freeform shapes composing a map which when you click a state, it runs a specified Sub(). My customer is running Excel 2000 and the map is not visible when he opens the workbook. All other tabs and code run fine. Any ideas on how to make this compatable for them?

I know the obvious answer but asking them to upgrade their ancient computers is not an option. They are the customer, I need to conform to their needs.

Any help is much appriciated

Gary Drumm

Active Member
Feb 22, 2005
Have you tried File/Save As, then scroll down until you find a different option other than Excel 2003?

That might be worth a try.


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