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Article ID: 174445

Article Last Modified on 10/21/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174445


In Microsoft Excel 97, if you try to type in a RichTextBox control, the text may appear in a cell on the worksheet.


You may experience this problem if the following conditions are true:

  • You are using the RichTextBox control, version 1.0.2922, that ships with Microsoft Visual Basic version 4.0. -and-

  • You place the RichTextBox control on a worksheet. -and-

  • You try to type directly in the RichTextBox control.



Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


The controls that are installed with Microsoft Excel 97 are the only ActiveX controls that are fully tested and supported for use with Microsoft Excel 97.

For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

165450 XL97: Error Inserting ActiveX Object in a Worksheet

168392 OFF97: Limitations of ActiveX Control Support in Office Documents


For more information the about RichTextBox control, click the Index tab in Visual Basic Help, type the following text

RichTextBox Control

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "RichTextBox Control (Custom Control Reference)" topic.

Additional query words: XL97 ActiveX richtext ocx

Keywords: kbprb KB174445