Solved

Excel with Hundreds of Invisible Text Boxes

Posted on 2013-01-27
3
295 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-18
Hello,

I'm troubleshooting a very slow Excel spreadsheets.  It's a 1 worksheet workbook, with only one page of data.

When I go to the "Page Layout" -> Selection Pane, I see hundreds of text boxes.  When I click on one of them, nothing appears/dissappears.  If I randomly click somewhere on the page, I might click on one of these text boxes, which draws a border around it until it loses focus.

Is there anyway to delete all of these items at once?  I have not idea what caused them to be created in the first place.  

Thanks for any advice
0
Comment
Question by:compsol1993
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
redmondb earned 500 total points
ID: 38825209
Hi, compsol1993.

This is a problem I've seen here a number of times. The macro below will delete all Shapes in the current sheet. (ListBoxes are one type of Shape.)
Sub Delete_All_Shapes()
Dim xResponse As Long
Dim xShape    As Shape

If ActiveSheet.Shapes.count = 0 Then
    MsgBox ("No Shapes in the current sheet. Run cancelled.")
    Exit Sub
End If

xResponse = MsgBox("About to delete all of the current sheet's Shapes. [" & ActiveSheet.Shapes.count & "]" & Chr(10) _
                                & "('OK' to continue, 'Cancel' to quit.)", vbOKCancel, "Delete All Shapes")
If xResponse = 2 Then Exit Sub

For Each xShape In ActiveSheet.Shapes

    xShape.Delete
    
Next

End Sub

Open in new window

Regards,
Brian.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:compsol1993
ID: 38903098
Perfect!  Thanks for the help
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:redmondb
ID: 38903337
Thanks, compsol1993.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question