when i click on the name, where can i see the properties? they don't show up in the properties window?
however, i did just run a routine and put in a break and looked at the visible property and it says that it is visible. but i still can't find it!! it's position is 1,1 so it's not in negative territory.
Select your userform in the project window. Below that should be the properties window with a dropdown list. From that list, select the object you're looking for. It will "select" the object on the form and the properties for that object will appear below the dropdown.
I think Norie has the right idea and after you select the object, try to bring it to the front.