Checkboxes apparently disappearing when they have not been ticked...

Checkbox has been set up in an Excel file. When it is not ticked, it apparently "disappears" and can't be found. Any suggestions. It's Excel 2016. Thanks
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agwalshAsked:
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
I usually avoid them with a little trick using Fonts, see this for a couple of examples
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
What kind of checkboxes?  The ones from the forms controls are the most reliable
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tnayakCommented:
I think this is a longstanding issue with Excel and ActiveX checkboxes.  As the previous responder stated, Form Checkboxes are a better bet, but you can also use data validation set to a list, e.g. True, False and then use an event macro to toggle the value of a cell when you double-click it (see attached).
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
This avoids controls completely. Click any of the green cells.
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Roy, that's what my code does (although yours has more examples).
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Martin, I didn't look at yours, I couldn't post it earlier because I was at work. It's an example that I have posted in many different forums over the years.
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Martin, my example dates back to 2010 and I also had examples in older versions of Excel. It actually uses 3 different Fonts to achieve alternatives to CheckBoxes.
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agwalshAuthor Commented:
They are using the Forms Controls but basically your advice is DON'T USE THEM summarizing of course.... :-)
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
I wouldn't use them and I think the problem increases the more checkboxes are added.
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agwalshAuthor Commented:
The main response from this post was DON'T USE CHECKBOXES.. :-)
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Pleased to help
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