Do you have an issue where your Excel spreadsheet always opens in a small window and not a maximized one? This can be frustrating because you must maximize the window every time you open Excel.
Fix Excel opens in tiny window
If your Excel spreadsheet always opens in a small window and not a maximized one, follow these steps to resolve the issue:
- Close all Excel files open.
- Open Excel again.
- Now, Resize the window by hovering the cursor over the edge of the Excel window.
- You will see a double arrow. Drag the arrow. Do not Maximize the window.
- Click on the title bar and drag the Excel application to a different location.
- Hold the Shift key, right-click the Excel icon on the taskbar, and select Maximize.
- Close the Excel application, then reopen it.
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How do I make my Excel spreadsheet bigger?
If you want the Excel spreadsheet to be bigger, follow the method below:
- Click the Page Layout tab, then click the arrow at the bottom right of the Page Setup group.
- A Page Setup dialog box will open.
- On the Page tab, under the Scaling section, you can choose to adjust the size of the spreadsheet.
- You can choose to reduce or enlarge the spreadsheet. Printed data never exceeds 100%.
- Then click OK.
How do I fix the window size in Excel?
You can resize your Excel windows by using these methods:
Method 1: You can click the Minimize button on the top right corner of the Excel application to make the Excel window smaller. When the window is small, the minimize button will be transformed into a maximize button. By clicking the Maximize button on the top right corner, it will expand the Excel application window.
Method 2: Resize the window by hovering the cursor over the Edge of the Excel application window. You will see a double arrow; then drag the arrow either to increase or decrease the size of the Excel window.
Method 3: You can use the Full-Screen feature to maximize the Excel application window, but it will also make the spreadsheet full-screen. Follow the steps below on how to enable the Full-Screen feature.
- Click File, then click Options on the backstage view.
- Click the Quick Access Toolbar, click the drop-down arrow of the Choose Command From list, then select All Commands.
- Scroll down to the Full Screen [Toggle Full Screen View feature], click the Add button, and then click OK.
- The Full-Screen button is added to the Quick Access Toolbar.
- Now, minimize the Excel application.
- Click the Full-Screen button, recently added to the Quick Access Toolbar.
- The Excel application will be maximized.
The spreadsheet will take over most of the screen. Do not panic. You can click the Restore down button on the top right corner or Press the Esc key to return the screen to the normal.