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Set Zoom size in Excell as default

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Hi guys,

I was wondering if it was possible for me to set my Zoom size in excell to a different size then the 100% default. and if so i would like for it to stay at a certain size everytime i open a new sheet. thanks
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Create a one sheet workbook with the desired default settings (such as Zoom %) and save it in your XLSTART folder as either Sheet.xltx (Excel 2007 or later) or Sheet.xlt (Excel 2003 or earlier). You will want to change the Save As file type before picking the path, because the common dialog will override your choice. Each new worksheet that you insert from this point on will inherit the Zoom % setting.

In my computer, XLSTART is found at C:\Documents and Settings\byundt\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART     The byundt part should be replaced by your Windows log-in username. Note that some of these folders may be hidden, so you may need to visit the Windows Explorer to change the preferences to display hidden files and folders (found in Tools...Folder Options...View in my Windows XP laptop).
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It is worth noting that changing the Zoom % from anything other than 100% may create unintended consequences:
Line breaks may not occur in the same place on the screen as they do in printouts when you turn on the Wrap Text setting.
You may encounter a "Not enough memory to display" error message if you have a embedded charts and other complex graphics features on a worksheet
Brad
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You may also want to set the Zoom % on each worksheet in the corresponding Book.xltx (or Book.xlt) templates that are the basis for new workbooks. Make sure that each worksheet has the desired Zoom % before saving it. Save this file in the same XLSTART folder as Sheet.xltx.
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thank you very much
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