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Later on, i clear all checkboxes and implement the SAME checkbox-creating code to re-create all or some of the checkboxes, but Excel doesn't number them in order the second time around! I end up with something like "CheckBox2, CheckBox19, CheckBox3, CheckBox12, etc."

What could be causing my code to create things out of order the second time around? Is there a way to reset Excel's Checkbox-numbering iterator?

The code i'm using to create checkboxes is:

Dim x As Long
Dim BoxCell As String

BoxCell = ""
x = 0
'j gets passed into the sub as a "Long" somewhere between the values of 5 and 35

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Example Data...


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