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How to quickly delete all text boxes in Excel?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2021-01-07

Are there tricks to delete multiple Text Boxes in workbook? It is time-consuming to delete each Text Box one by one. Actually, there are several ways can help you quickly delete all text boxes:


Delete all text boxes or other objects in active worksheet with Go To function

1. Click F5 or Ctrl+G to display the Go To dialog, and then click Special.., see screenshot:

2. In the popped out Go To Special dialog box, select Objects, and then click OK button, see screenshot:

3. And all the objects in current worksheet have been selected at once, see screenshot:

4. Then, you just need to press the Delete key on the keybord to remove all these text boxes as well as other objects.

Note: This method will not only delete all text boxes, but also delete all kinds of shapes in active worksheet, including pictures, ClipArt, Shapes, SmartArt, charts, etc.

Delete all text boxes in active worksheet with VBA code

Sometime you may want to delete only the text boxes, but remains other shapes, such as charts, pictures, a VBA macro will be a good choice to delete all text boxes only in active worksheet, please do with the following steps:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module window.

VBA code: Delete all text boxes from current worksheet:

Sub DeleteAllTextBoxes()
ActiveSheet.TextBoxes.Delete
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run this macro, and only the text boxes in current worksheet are deleted, see screenshots:


Delete all text boxes in active worksheet, selected sheets or workbook with a handy feature

Kutools for Excel's Delete Illustrations & Objects can help you to delete only the text boxes in active worksheet, selected worksheets or the whole workbook without affecting other shapes.

Note:To apply this Delete Illustrations & Objects, firstly, you should download the Kutools for Excel, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Click the Kutools > DeleteDelete Illustrations & Objects, see screenshot:

2. In Delete Illustrations & Objects dialog box, check the Text Boxes option, and then specify the scope where you want to delete the text boxes from, see screenshot:

3. Then, click OK. And all the text boxes will be removed at once in active worksheet, selected worksheets, or the whole workbook according to the options you checked.

Tips: Kutools for Excel's Illustrations & Objects feature can help us delete all charts, lines, pictures, auto shapes, smart arts, text boxes, linked OLE objects and embedded OLE objects in active worksheet, selected worksheet or all worksheets of the current workbook as you need.  Click to know more…

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How are you

Hoping someone can help me

What I want to do is a program or use Excel so that with a click on a text box or image it goes and sends signals to the parallel port (it can be half a second or something, it doesn't need to stay on
And so if I have 16 buttons or text boxes, every time they click on it, I send signals to the parallel post

I don't know if any of you can help me know how to do it or where to get the information or where to post the information to get an answer to my question.

Greetings and thanks in advance

PS: I will make about 16 text boxes that, when pressed, change color from white to green and at the same time send a signal to the parallel port (from 1 to 8 bits) and trigger 16 relays... thx again
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
How are you

Hoping someone can help me

What I want to do is a program or use Excel so that with a click on a text box or image it goes and sends signals to the parallel port (it can be half a second or something, it doesn't need to stay on
And so if I have 16 buttons or text boxes, every time they click on it, I send signals to the parallel post

I don't know if any of you can help me know how to do it or where to get the information or where to post the information to get an answer to my question.

Greetings and thanks in advance

PS: I will make about 16 text boxes that, when pressed, change color from white to green and at the same time send a signal to the parallel port (from 1 to 8 bits) and trigger 16 relays... thx again
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Muchas gracias, me ha sido de gran ayuda.
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Thank you, exel in my company almost not work and that helped
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