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Change default Opttions in Excel

Posted on 2011-02-22
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Hello,

In Excel (2007), is there a way to change the default settings for how new workbooks open?  

For example, in Office Button > Excel Options > Advanced > Display options for this workbook, there is a checkbox labeled "Show horizontal scroll bar."  Currently, new workbooks open with this box checked.  Is there a way to change that so that the default setting will have this box unchecked?

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Question by:Steve_Brady
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Steve_Brady,

Place this in the ThisWorkbook VBA code pane of an existing file:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
ActiveWindow.DisplayHorizontalScrollBar = False
End Sub

Save and close the file then reopen it and the HorizontalScrollBar should not be visible.

Patrick
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Steve_Brady - Thanks for the grade - Patrick
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