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Posted on 2014-01-20
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I tested a MS workbook with several radio buttons.  After finishing tests, I want to delete the selection in the radio buttons, but I don't know how.  Anyone can help me on this?
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by:gowflow
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what do you mean delete the selection in the radio button ? delete the button itself ?
not clear.
Can you post the workbook ?
gowflow
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by:jjxia2001
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Sorry, not delete the radio buttons, but not select any of the selections.  When users open the workbook, I don't want them to see any of selection has been checked in any radio buttons.  Hope this is clear.  If not, let me know.
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by:Harry Lee
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jjxia2001,

One of the radio button in a radio buttons group must be selected. That's why it is call radio buttons.

If you want to be able to clear the selection of a control object, you should use check boxes.

If you really need to clear the radio buttons, you will have to use VBA to clear them.

Use code like,
ActiveSheet.OptionButton1.value = False
ActiveSheet.OptionButton2.value = False
ActiveSheet.OptionButton3.value = False
ActiveSheet.OptionButton4.value = False

You will have to do it one by one.
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by:jjxia2001
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I attach the workbook here.  For Security Exposures radio box(B30-F31), currently Middle Third is selected because I'm doing testing.  Now I want to send this workbook to users, so I want to un-select Middle Third.  But it seems the only way to un-select Middle Third is selecting another one (such as Higher Third ot Lower Third).  But I don't want anyone is selected when users open this workbook.  Thanks in advance.
CAG-WC-KE-02172014-01202014.xlsm
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jjxia2001,

Or you can use the following code to clear all of it at once.

Sub ClearRadioButtons()
Dim i As Long
    With ActiveSheet
        For i = 1 To .OLEObjects.Count
            If TypeName(.OLEObjects(i).Object) = "OptionButton" Then
                .OLEObjects(i).Object = False
            End If
        Next i
    End With
End Sub

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by:jjxia2001
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Thanks.
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