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Hello...I'm using v2010 and am using an ActiveX textbox with the following properties:  AutoSize=False, EnterKeyBehav=True, MultiLine=True, ScrollVertical=True.
Initially, everything with this box was fine.  However, I now find that when I click inside the box, then click outside the box, the font of the text inside the keeps getting smaller.  The dimensions of the box don't change and I don't want it to.  But I did initially set the font to, say, Verdana 12pt.  This fontsize should not change.  I can't find a property that would control this; I have made sure that AutoSize=False, as above.
I have read blogs that said this is a known issue with ActiveX controls and I should switch to Form Controls.  However, the textbox feature is not available and I'd rather not have to use sophisticated VBA coding (as a Change Event or something) to "reset" the font size to what I want anytime anyone edits the textbox.  How do I keep the textbox font from changing?
Your help is most appreciated.
Thank you very much.
- Al

I've not come across this but clearly your research indicates a known problem - one possible way round would be to use the text box from the insert ribbon undershapes? alternatively, you may want to consider using a userform for this - again, this would resolve the issue by sidestepping it
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