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Checkbox with check/uncheck set dynamically

Hi all,

I have a check box with default source data 0,1 and it is inserting into the cell $B$1. The issue I have is that I want to control the opening state of the checkbox based on data read in. I can probably do this by overlaying 2 checkboxes and only displaying one based on the opening value. However, I was wondering if anyone had come up with an alternate approach.

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Alan

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    Posted on Jan 13, 2009 at 02:07 PM

    Hi Alan

    If your looking at the dynamic visibility of the checkboxes based on the data load, can't you set the value of $B$1 based on the dataload instead?

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      Think you'll have to use two checkboxes. How about using a radio button component? At least you can set it's initial state from a cell reference.

      Edit: Thought of an alternative way of showing a tick like mark, use the Character Map to find the square root symbol in the Verdana font (Webdings/Wingdings won't really work for this). Paste this into a formula in the spreadsheet something like, =If(<dataloadfinished logic>,u221A,""), and reference this formula from a label and format as appropriate.

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