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Excel's cells are very small when at 100% zoom (see screenshot below):

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I have searched Excel's menu but couldn't find anything relevant. I tried to install Microsoft Fixit but it said it wasn't supported by my operating system (Windows 7 Home Basic).

Can anyone help restore the look of my sheet to 'as default' please?

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Did you try repairing or reinstalling Excel? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Dec 29 '12 at 18:56
Hi, thanks for reply. It was installed when i bought the machine. For now I don't have office licence and until I buy a new one i need to use this installed version. – Timur Aykut YILDIRIM Dec 29 '12 at 19:02

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You can reset the customized user settings automatically by using Microsofts Fixit, click the link ( to download Microsoft Fix it 50274 Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

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Step 1

Click the Start button and open the "Control Panel."

Step 2

Click the "Uninstall a program" link under Programs.

Step 3

Scroll down and highlight "Microsoft Office."

Step 4

Click the "Change" button and wait for a new window to open.

Step 5

Click to select the "Repair" option and click "Continue" to authorize your computer to repair Microsoft Excel to its default settings.

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Hi, thanks for reply. I tried repairing but it didn't succeed – Timur Aykut YILDIRIM Dec 30 '12 at 13:54

This method worked on my computer.

  1. Close all office programs.
  2. Click windows button + R, then write regedit and enter.
  3. First backup this key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel then delete it.
  4. Reopen excel.
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  1. Close all office programs.
  2. Press Win + R
  3. Type regedit and press Enter.
  4. First backup this key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel
  5. Then delete it.
  6. Reopen excel.
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Try this:

  1. Run regedit and go to the following path:

  2. Delete the OPTIONS folder.

Excel will create it again when open.

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Super User is an English-only site, and all the questions and answers must be in English. – DavidPostill Jan 11 at 15:04
@mike review translation. – Francisco Tapia Aug 31 at 13:39
@FranciscoTapia: If you go to mike's user page, you'll see that he signed up, posted this answer, and left.  He didn't register his account, he didn't post any other posts, he never joined any other communities, and he hasn't logged in since Jan 11.  So don't hold your breath waiting for him to review your translation. – G-Man Aug 31 at 15:05
@G-Man xD ok, i'll close the Broken English - Spanish translator :) – Francisco Tapia Aug 31 at 15:20

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