Solved

Command button not working and can't add new buttons to workbook

Posted on 2014-12-11
2
748 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-11
Hi All

I created a workbook that has a command button ActiveX control on a sheet to show a userform. The userform in turn has several controls. All of this was working fine yesterday.

When I opened the workbook this morning, the command button that displays the form did not respond and I cannot add new activeX controls to the sheet (I get an error message saying "Cannot insert object". This also happens if I open a new workbook and try to insert an activeX control.

However, if I insert a windows forms control and assign a macro to it to show the form, it works perfectly - I can even add new activex controls to the userform and they do what they are supposed to.

The sheets and workbook are not protected and macros have been enabled.

I've tried closing and reopening Excel, shutting down and restarting the computer, etc. but I still have the issue with activeX controls in worksheets.

How can it be fine yesterday and suddenly not work today?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Terry
0
Comment
Question by:Terrygordon
2 Comments
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
ID: 40493561
The latest Office updates have screwed things up. Have a read of this: http://excelmatters.com/2014/12/10/office-update-breaks-activex-controls/

You basically need to delete all .exd files from your computer (with all Office apps closed) then try again.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Terrygordon
ID: 40493686
Thanks Rory - problem solved. Good old Microsoft. :-)

Regards

Terry
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article will guide you to convert a grid from a picture into Excel format using Microsoft OneNote and no other 3rd party application.
This code takes an Excel list of URL’s and adds a header titled “URL List”. It then searches through all URL’s in column “A”, looking for duplicates. When a duplicate is found, it is moved to the top of the list. The duplicate URL’s are then highlig…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now