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In Microsoft Excel, when you scroll through a zoomed document after you print a file or view it in print preview, the characters that are off of the screen may appear much larger than the indicated size.


This problem may occur when you open a document that is zoomed to any size other than 100%, and when you then immediately print the document or view it in print preview. Characters that did not appear on the screen before you printed it or viewed it in print preview may appear much larger than expected if they are formatted differently than the characters that appeared on the screen when you printed the document.

Formatting attributes that may not appear as expected include the font, size, underlining, or color.


To work around this problem, close the document and reopen it. To prevent this behavior from occurring, scroll through the document before you print it or before you view a it in print preview.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Article ID: 112456 - Last Review: September 13, 2013 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0c
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
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