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Excel 2011 page size issue

by billybob / October 29, 2010 6:27 AM PDT

Upgraded to Office 2011 from 2008, when I open existing spreadsheet on MacBook the bottom of the page extends below the dock so I cannot access resize corner. I can maximize to get access to resize but am looking for fix so that when a sheet is opened the page does not fall below dock. Even happens on new default spreadsheet.


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Same page size issue
by Aragain / November 18, 2010 10:07 AM PST

I am having the same problem with page size ... did you find a solution?

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try this.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 18, 2010 10:29 PM PST

Create a blank spreadsheet of the size that fits your screen.
Save it as a template. Call it default and save it to the Template folder.
You should find a Word template in that folder too.
Next time you launch Excel, it will use the, newly created, template file.


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This didn't work for me
by breinlbob / August 14, 2011 4:44 PM PDT
In reply to: try this.

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I did it by going to System Preferences ... Displays ... changed 1200 x 800 to 1152 x 720. The Excel page bottom corner page resizer showed up automatically. Resize page smaller then reset to 1200 x 800 and save the file.

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Re: try this
by bellawongarah / September 23, 2011 2:06 AM PDT
In reply to: try this.

The problem lies not with the new spreadsheets you create but with ones you open from others.

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Easiest work-around - maximise
by bellawongarah / September 23, 2011 2:04 AM PDT

Even though it's unwieldy (since is anything from Microsoft anything else?), I resize the window using the green maximise button.

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Could that be a solution?
by macnerd10 / September 26, 2011 12:25 PM PDT

If you open an Excel (Word) file and hover the cursor over the edge of the document/worksheet, an arrow appears that allows you to reduce the size of a particular margin of the open document. One can thus make the document smaller until the sizing corner appears and then adjust the size to one's liking.

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easy fix
by regitr / December 14, 2014 12:40 AM PST

Thanks for your help. I Had the same problem. I went to the left top corner of the window and when the arrow appeared I dragged the arrow down and the page got smaller. Then SAVE the file.

Cnet GREAT resource to share problems and solutions!!!

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Easy solution
by WiscBison / April 7, 2013 1:26 AM PDT

Hover over the top of the page so that the re-sizing arrow appears. Grab the top edge of the spreadsheet and drag the edge down. Then grab the top of the sheet and pull the whole sheet up. Repeat as needed until the bottom of the sheet appears.

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