Excel Textbox Linking Issue

Format resets

You can easily link a textbox to a cell. If you change the link you may have an issue with the text format used.

In the image below the textbox is linked to cell A1.

To link a textbox to a cell, select the textbox and then click in the Formula Bar and press = and click the cell and press Enter.

The issue occurs if you apply a format to the textbox e.g. black fill with white font and then change the link.

When you create a new link, it resets the format to default (black), as above, so you will need to re-apply the font colour – see below.


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