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    Multi-line Control Tip Text

    I reckon by a long trawl across G***le that there isn't a way to do this. But I'd thought that I would ask anyhow.

    I've tried the following without success.
    TextBox4.ControlTipText = "hello" & vbCrLf & "there"
    TextBox4.ControlTipText = "hello" & vbCr & "there"
    TextBox4.ControlTipText = "hello" & Chr(10) & "there"
    TextBox4.ControlTipText = "hello" & Chr(11) & "there"
    TextBox4.ControlTipText = "hello" & Chr(13) & "there"

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    No way to make a control tip multi-line

    A workaround might be showing and hiding a label.

    This could use some polish

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    Option Explicit
    
    
    Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
        With Me
            .Label1.Top = .TextBox1.Top + 5
            .Label1.Left = .TextBox1.Left + 5
            .Label1.Width = .TextBox1.Width - 5
            .Label1.Caption = "This is" & vbCrLf & "a test" & vbCrLf & "of a multi-line 'tooltip'"
            .Label1.AutoSize = True
        End With
    End Sub
    
    
    Private Sub UserForm_MouseMove(ByVal Button As Integer, ByVal Shift As Integer, ByVal X As Single, ByVal Y As Single)
        Me.Label1.Visible = False
    End Sub
    
    
    Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
        UserForm1.Hide
        Unload UserForm1
    End Sub
    
    
    Private Sub TextBox1_MouseMove(ByVal Button As Integer, ByVal Shift As Integer, ByVal X As Single, ByVal Y As Single)
        Me.Label1.Visible = True
    End Sub
    
    
    Private Sub TextBox1_KeyDown(ByVal KeyCode As MSForms.ReturnInteger, ByVal Shift As Integer)
        Me.Label1.Visible = False
    End Sub
    
    
    Private Sub TextBox1_KeyPress(ByVal KeyAscii As MSForms.ReturnInteger)
        Me.Label1.Visible = False
    End Sub
    
    
    Private Sub Label1_Click()
        Me.Label1.Visible = False
    End Sub
    
    
    Private Sub Label1_MouseDown(ByVal Button As Integer, ByVal Shift As Integer, ByVal X As Single, ByVal Y As Single)
        Me.Label1.Visible = False
    End Sub
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    Or simpler still, put the instructions on the userform, and/or use a button to display a help text

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    Many thanks to you both.

    Paul, out of interest I'll look at your suggestion.

    However, Graham has I think come up with the most obvious (hence why I missed it) solution.

    I really like the button design and am hoping to have something similar on my userform. A bit of testing to come!

    Thanks again!

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    Looking to have four different buttons to display four different pieces of text.

    I was thinking something like this might work?

    Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
        If CommandButton1.Value = True Then
            Label20.Visible = False
            Label20.Text = "Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit..."
        Else
            Label20.Visible = True
        End If
    End Sub
    Are showing / hiding labels possible? If they are, what would the default values be on the UserForm?

    Is the above code the best way of showing the separate bits of text? I have each of the buttons by their default names at the moment from 1 to 4. I'd also like the user to be able to select pieces of the text when they are revealed too.

    Steve

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    Well, you can select the caption of a label control. You could use a textbox control default visible = false:

    Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    If TextBox1.Visible Then
    TextBox1.Visible = False
    Else
    TextBox1.Visible = True
    TextBox1.Text = "Whatever"
    End If
    End Sub
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    Thanks Greg, this works just fine!

    Is there a way of making the first word bold within the UserForm TextBox.

    I thought that this might do the trick?

    Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
        Dim rngDoc As Range
        Set rngDoc = ActiveDocument.Range.Words(1)
        rngDoc.Bold = True
        If TextBox10.Visible Then
            TextBox10.Visible = False
        Else
            TextBox10.Visible = True
            TextBox10.Text = "Test - Some other descriptive text to explain further"
        End If
    End Sub
    Of course it might be that this is just not possible?

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    It is just not possible.
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    Thanks, Greg! I thought that was likely to be the answer.

    Steve

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