An ActiveX button is changed to an incorrect size in an Excel 2010 worksheet after you view the print preview of the worksheet

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You customize the row height in a Microsoft Excel 2010 worksheet.
  • You set the zoom level to a value other than 100%.
  • You add an ActiveX button to the worksheet.
  • You view the print preview of the worksheet.
In this scenario, the size of the ActiveX button is changed incorrectly when you click it.

Note This issue also occurs when the row height is set to the default value in the Japanese version of Excel 2010.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, apply the following hotfix package:
2598144 Description of the Excel 2010 hotfix package (Excel-x-none.msp): April 24, 2012

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After you install the hotfix package, to have us enable the hotfix for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to enable the hotfix yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me



To enable the hotfix automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.


Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50788


Notes
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.



Let me fix it myself

After you install the hotfix package, follow these steps to enable the hotfix:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Options
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) value.
  4. Type LegacyAnchorResize, and then press Enter.
  5. In the Details pane, right-click LegacyAnchorResize, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

Did this fix the problem?

  • Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
  • We would appreciate your feedback. To provide feedback or to report any issues with this solution, please leave a comment on the "Fix it for me" blog or send us an email.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 2598260 - Last Review: June 18, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
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