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MS Excel: Active X Forms Not Working for users

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I have created a 2007 Excel XLSM Workbook with Calendar controls.  Yesterday, I had one of the users test the workbook from their desktop.  The workbook is stored in a public folder.  

After the AutoOpen macro navigated to the Sheet with the Calendar Controls, the user could not update the dates.  The user had no control over the Calendar.

What can I do to update the user's privileges in Excel to allow the use of this control?

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Glen
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Can you attach the workbook?

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Attached is the file.  You will not be able to envoke the command button to update the data after you selec the dates.

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Not at home now but will look at it in the AM.
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I'm using Excel 2010 and could not use the calendar controls because the Microsoft Calendar Control library file is missing from my computer:
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You'll have to find a copy of that file (MSCAL.OCX), add it to your user's computer, register it (using REGSVR32.EXE) before that user can run the workbook.

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Can I change the object to a Text Box with a format of Short Date?  Or is that only in a Ms-Access form?

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It works for me. Is it just one user having the problem?

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I only tested it on one desktop.  There could be more users

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If you create a new workbook with a calendar control, what happens?

BTW are you aware that while you can often get away with using ActiveX controls on a sheet, that they are not designed to work there? A better approach might be to show a userform that contains the calendar controls.
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That is the solution I found

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