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[Fixed!] Excel Spreadsheet Opening Larger Than Screen

If you are looking for some special tricks to solve the problem of  “Excel spreadsheet opening larger than screen”, you’ve come to the right place. In Microsoft Excel, there are numerous ways to fix this problem. This article will discuss three methods to resolve the problem. Let’s follow the complete guide to learn all of this.


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3 Possible Solutions for Excel Spreadsheet Opening Larger Than Screen

In the following section, we will use three effective and tricky solutions to solve the problem “Excel spreadsheet opening larger than screen”. Firstly, we will try to solve the problem by using the zoom option in MS Excel. In the second solution, we will modify Excel properties, and lastly, we will use the control panel to solve the problem. This section provides extensive details on these solutions. You should learn and apply these to improve your thinking capability and Excel knowledge. We use the Microsoft Office 365 version here, but you can utilize any other version according to your preference. Excel spreadsheets can sometimes open larger than the screen when you open previously saved Excel workbooks. The Excel workbook will look like this.

Excel Spreadsheet Opening Larger Than Screen

Now, we are going to demonstrate how we can solve the problem.


Solution 1: Set Zoom to 100%

We can easily solve the problem  “Excel spreadsheet opening larger than screen” by using the zoom option. First of all, you have to go to the View tab, then you have to select the 100% zoom option.

set zoom 100 % to solve "Excel Spreadsheet Opening Larger Than Screen"

As a consequence, you will solve the problem and see that the Excel worksheet will open on full screen as shown below.

get the output

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Solution 2: Modify Excel Properties

Here, we will discuss another possible solution for the problem mentioned above. We can solve the problem  “Excel spreadsheet opening larger than screen” easily by following the below steps:

📌 Steps:

  • First of all, you have to close your Excel Workbook.
  • Then go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16.
  • Next, you have to right-click on the EXCEL.EXE, then select Properties.

modify Excel property to solve "Excel Spreadsheet Opening Larger Than Screen"

  • Then, the EXCEL.EXE Properties window appears.
  • Next, click on the Compatibility option,
  • Afterward, uncheck Run in 640*480 screen resolution.
  • Next click on OK.

If you reopen your Excel workbook after following the above steps, you will notice that the problem has already been resolved.


Solution 3: Modify Display Settings

Here, we will discuss another effective solution for the problem mentioned above. We can solve the problem  “Excel spreadsheet opening larger than screen” easily by following the below steps:

📌 Steps:

  • First of all, go to the Control Panel, and then select All Control Panel Items.
  • Next, click on the Optimize visual display from the Ease of Access Center option.

modify display settings to solve "Excel Spreadsheet Opening Larger Than Screen"

  • Consequently, the Make the computer easier to see a window will appear.
  • Next, click on the Change the size of text and icons from the Make things on the screen larger option.

  • Therefore, the Settings window will appear.
  • Then, from the Change the size of text, apps, and other items, select the size based on your preference as shown below.

change the settings based on your preference

You will notice that the problem has already been resolved after reopening your Excel workbook following the above steps.


Conclusion

That’s the end of today’s session. I strongly believe that from now, you may solve the problem  “Excel spreadsheet opening larger than screen”. If you have any queries or recommendations, please share them in the comments section below.

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Welcome to my Profile. I am working on and researching Microsoft Excel right now, and I will be posting articles about it here. I received a B.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Having studied naval architecture, I have a strong interest in research and development. Always try to learn from different sources and come up with creative solutions.

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