Solved

Set Zoom size in Excell as default

Posted on 2011-03-04
4
343 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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
0
Comment
Question by:MXU2011
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
byundt earned 125 total points
ID: 35039166
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).
0
 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:byundt
ID: 35039187
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
0
 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:byundt
ID: 35039200
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MXU2011
ID: 35057479
thank you very much
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

INDEX and MATCH can be used to great effect to replace HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP as it does not have the limitation of needing the data to be sorted so that the reference value is in the first column or row. It also has the ability to perform a bi-directi…
Some code to ensure data integrity when using macros within Excel. Also included code that helps secure your data within an Excel workbook.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use longer labels with horizontal bar charts instead of the vertical column chart.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question