How to use vba checkbox to enter text in a cell


How do use a checkbox's value (True or False) to enter certain text in a single cell?  Also, could someone please explain how to decide which controls should be used (the Active X or Form controls)?

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
While you can use ActiveX controls on a worksheet, they can cause problems so it's best to always use Form controls on the worksheet. You use ActiveX controls on userforms.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
With a Form control checkbox on a worksheet, you right click on it and select Assign Macro. You would then create a macro by that name and have Range("A1"). Value = "Some Text" as the code in the macro.
Harry LeeCommented:

I'm not so sure about Martin's comment about ActiveX controls could cause problem.

I've been using ActiveX Controls for more than 2 years, on a daily basis, and had never have any problem.

Here is the sample for the ActiveX control Check Box controlling value of a cell.

Please take a look.

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
I've been using ActiveX Controls for more than 2 years, on a daily basis, and had never have any problem.
Put an ActiveX listbox on a sheet, fill it with some data, and click it several times. You'll probably see the listbox change size. If you Google something like Excel ActiveX listbox problem you'll get lots of hits like this one.
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