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    Template Checkbox problem (2000)

    I have made an Excel template which contains checkboxes. They appear on the screen fine and show up in print preview, however when I print they appear as smudges, except for one sole box that is O.K. I have checked the properties and the formatting and cannot find anything that would cause this behavior, and there is nothing at MSKB on this. Does anyone know of a fix for this? <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Template Checkbox problem (2000)

    Preston,
    Can you attach the workbook?

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    Re: Template Checkbox problem (2000)

    Here is the template.

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    Re: Template Checkbox problem (2000)

    I don't see any check box at all on your worksheet (using Excel 2002 SP-2) <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Template Checkbox problem (2000)

    I zipped it - an earlier cut paste copy lost the check boxes!

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    Re: Template Checkbox problem (2000)

    The check boxes print OK from Excel 2002 SP-2 to an Epson Stylus inkjet printer. The outline of the check boxes is very light, but the check marks of checked boxes are very clear.
    The check box over cell G27 looks different than the rest both on screen and printed. This is because its height is less than that of the others; if I increase the height, it looks like the others.

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    Re: Template Checkbox problem (2000)

    I was able to see them, see them in print preview, and print them from xl97 with win XP on a canon bubblejet 4200.

    Is it a printer driver issue? Can you try it on other printers or reload the printer driver?

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    Re: Template Checkbox problem (2000)

    They print fine here using XL2k and a HP 2200 printer.

    Check to see if there is an updated driver for your printer.
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    Thanks all!

    Thanks to all of you for taking the time to test this thing out. At work we have two networked printers and neither of them prints the checkboxes. I'll get IT to check out my drivers and maybe get an upgrade to WIN2K at long last! I'm using 98SE currently.

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