InputBox giving type mismatch.

I post on a website often and I sometimes like to use appropriate quotes depending on the topic. So what I want to do is get the quote and author already prepped for HTML posting. I have them stored in an Access DB.

The quick and easy way should be just putting the default of an InputBox and copy from there. But it errors out on the InputString = InputBox(Msg, Title, OutputString) as 13:  Type mismatch.

Any ideas?


Private Sub PrepQuote_Click()

Dim Quote As String
Dim Author As String
Dim OutputString As String
Dim InputString As String
Dim Msg As String
Dim Title As String

Quote = CStr(Me.QuoteStrTxtBox.Value)
Author = CStr(Me.AuthorTxtBox.Value)

OutputString = CStr("<i>" & Quote & "</i> -- " & Author)

Msg = "HTML formatting"
Title = "Quote"

InputString = InputBox(Msg, Title, OutputString)

End Sub

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The OutputString looks like
<i>To be amused by what you read - that is the great spring of happy quotations.</i> -- C. E. Montague

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Jim P.Asked:
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NorieConnect With a Mentor VBA ExpertCommented:
The problem is that you have a control on the form with the name InputBox.

You need to change that or use this.
InputString = VBA.InputBox(Msg, Title, OutputString)

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
I see nothing wrong with the codes...

try a compact and repair then debug>compile

check if you have missing references.

also, try commenting the whole Private Sub PrepQuote_Click() codes, then do  a Debug > compile, see if there are other errors.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
I copied the codes to a module

Sub PrepQuote()

Dim Quote As String
Dim Author As String
Dim OutputString As String
Dim InputString As String
Dim Msg As String
Dim Title As String

Quote = "To be amused by what you read - that is the great spring of happy quotations."
Author = "C. E. Montague"
OutputString = CStr("<i>" & Quote & "</i> -- " & Author)

Msg = "HTML formatting"
Title = "Quote"

InputString = InputBox(Msg, Title, OutputString)

End Sub

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and I got this

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Jim P.Author Commented:
Hey Ray (cap),

I re-tried the compile and C&R and am still getting it. It's an Acc2k7 with SP's installed.

I've attached it. This is irritating to me.
Quotes.zip
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
test this
Quotes.accdb
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
imnorie is correct, sorry did not see your post.

anyway, I changed the name of the textbox "InputBox"
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Jim P.Author Commented:
Slap me for a stupid mistake. I forgot it was a keyword.
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