In Excel 2002, activeX controls such as command buttons,
combo boxes, check boxes and option buttons will display
inaccurately until they receive focus. Fonts and symbols
used in the control often appear distorted until clicked.
For example, with the combobox, the dropdown arrow
appears scrunched. With command buttons it looks like the
height and width are both increased by 1 when clicked and
then the button returns to the wrong size when another
control receives the focus. This occurs on multiple
machines running Office XP, with and without service
packs 1 and 2 installed. The problem does not occur in
This is a weird and annoying little glitch and I would
love to hear about any possible solution.