Excel20007 text box not appearing after clone

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Feb 23, 2014 at 6:52 PM
I have downloaded the most current Dev release of PHPExcel (as of 1:00PM CDT on 2/23/14).

I am cloning a worksheet in my template file that contains numerous excel text boxes. Everything seems to clone properly EXCEPT the text boxes.

My initial thought was this could be caused because PHPExcel is viewing the text boxes as images. What doesn't make sense is that I have separate images in the worksheet that clone/copy just fine. So, I am not sure what to think. It seems only the text boxes themselves are problematic.

Is this a known issue?

More importantly.... Is there a workaround to support cloning of text boxes?

If there is no current solution or workaround, is this functionality on the 'radar' to be added in the future?

I appreciate any and all feedback.

Thanks in advance!
Feb 23, 2014 at 7:09 PM
Text boxes are a form elements, and form elements aren't supported by PHPExcel, nor ever have been: they aren't loaded by any of the Readers, not are there any mechanisms to create them in the PHPExcel code.
Marked as answer by Mirlynn on 2/23/2014 at 12:31 PM
Feb 23, 2014 at 7:31 PM
Ah... OK.

Thanks for the reply! Looks like I am going to have to eliminate the use of text boxes in my template if I intend to use PHPExcel.

Again... many thanks for the reply!