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Make excel open at a smaller percentage?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by snaithbert2, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. snaithbert2

    snaithbert2 Thread Starter

    Aug 16, 2002
    Quick question:

    I use excel to view large sheets of data and the first thing I always have to do is shrink the percentage to 80 percent, so I don't have to scroll as much, etc.

    I realized it would be a lot easier if I could just tell Excel to open ALL sheets at 80 percent, so I don't have to make that change myself. But I can't figure out how to do that exactly and I was wondering if it's even possible?

    If it is, I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could show me how.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. jimr381


    Jul 20, 2007
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    I got this from this site here. I myself use CTRL and roll the scroll wheel to zoom in and out in the workbooks personally.

    Workbook Defaults
    Can Excel be set up so that every new workbook created in Excel would start with certain formatting characteristics? It can be done. To create a workbook template for new workbooks:

    1. Create a workbook that contains the sheets, default text (such as page headers and column and row labels), formulas, macros, styles, zoom percentage, and other formatting you want in new workbooks that you base on the template.
    2. On the File menu, click Save As.
    3. In the Save as type box, click Template (*.xlt).
    4. In the Save in box, select the folder where you want to store the template.
    5. To create the default workbook template, select the XLStart folder in the Microsoft Excel folder. (You'll probably find the XLStart folder in c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\office\ )
    6. In the File name box, type BOOK to create a default workbook template.
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