(Solved) – Issue with Excel not showing command button controls


I have an XLSM that I’ve created, and on the opening worksheet are two buttons, each one maps to a macro I wrote. For some reason, when I first load the XLSM file, both buttons are missing, and in their place it says “The picture can’t be displayed”, but the button’s caption is still there. (To be clear, there is no “picture” added beyond the button control.) However, if I click on the space where the button should be, it instantly appears and runs the macro. It almost feels like a race condition of some kind, but I’m out of ideas here. I have tried various macro security settings, but maybe I’m not doing the right thing. Any ideas? My Google-Fu is failing me here. Thanks!

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