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When you select a grid pattern format, the results may print larger than expected.
NOTE: This behavior occurs in Microsoft Excel, with objects in Microsoft PowerPoint, and with drawing objects or inserted tables in Microsoft Word.
This may occur if you set the print quality to 75 Dots Per Inch (DPI) and apply a grid pattern format.
To work around this problem, increase the print quality to 100 DPI or higher.
For example, in Microsoft Excel 97 running on Microsoft Windows 95 with a Hewlett Packard LaserJet 3si set as your default printer, you can change the print quality DPI by following these steps:
This is by design in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
In Microsoft Word 97, you can create a grid pattern format in an inserted table by following these steps:
For more information about inserting patterns in Microsoft Excel, click Contents And Index on the Help menu, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
Patterns, in cellsand then double-click the selected text. Then double-click the "Shade cells with patterns" topic. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.
Article ID: 187563 - Last Review: October 9, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
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