I am trying to use teh staus bar for simple reporting of progress.
When I launch Excel 2003 on XP the status bar works as normal with Excel reporting progress etc.
When I take control in VBA using
then the status bar text appears as solid black. As if each character is black on a black background. If the text is longer then the length of black increases. See attached image.
OK now it gets stranger...
I reduced the Excel window from maximised to allow me to print a small image of the window showing teh status bar. The status bar works as I would expect, running the macro I can see the progress.
When I maximise it it reverts to being black on black!