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Folks,
In my workbook I have over 325 worksheets. Each worksheet has multiple command buttons. For every command button, without exceeption, can be modified except the BackColor and Forecolor properties, regardless. When I select to change a color the property acts like nothing has happened.

All command buttons are ActiveX type. A few of the worksheets are protected and the workbook is not protected.

Maybe it is my machine, but I have attached a copy of this large workbook
Excel-Formulas-and-Functions.xlsm
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Question by:Frank Freese
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by:Harry Lee
ID: 39606861
When you decided to upload sample file, please do no upload protect files that experts cannot edit to help you.
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I have tried changing the Foreground and Background color of the command buttons on the Convert Currency tab, and I don't have any problem changing them.

Can you please take a look at that tab to see if the Background color is in Blue, one of the foreground is red, and the other is yellow?

Can you please also specify which button or button group you cannot change the color on?
Excel-Formulas-and-Functions.xlsm
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by:Frank Freese
ID: 39606957
It works for me at home also. Must be something at work.
I normally leave a workbook unprotected and I simply forgot this time.
I apologize to all Experts
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by:Frank Freese
ID: 39606958
thanks
I appreciate you looking into this for me
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by:Martin Liss
ID: 39606979
I'm a bit late but just in case it helps here's a routine you can use. (I haven't looked at Harry's code)

Sub ColorEm()
Dim shp As Shape 

For Each shp In ActiveSheet.Shapes
    ActiveSheet.OLEObjects(shp.Name).Object.BackColor = vbRed
Next
End Sub

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by:Frank Freese
ID: 39607111
Martin,
Thanks for looking into this. Apparently it is something with the notebook I use at work. Everything works fine here at home.
I again apologize for not un-protecting some of my sheets. I am so grateful to all Experts and try not to make things more difficult than htey are.
Have a great day!
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