Chart window is larger than the screen and is not entirely visible

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When you view a large chart by using the Chart Window option on the View menu, the chart window may be larger than the screen. As a result, not all of the chart is visible on your screen.


This behavior can occur with large charts that are significantly taller than they are wide.


To work around this issue, reduce the height (the vertical dimension) of your chart. To do this, use one of the following methods.

Resize a Chart

  1. Select the chart that you want to resize. On an embedded chart, select the chart by clicking the blank area between the border of the chart and the plot area.
  2. Drag a sizing handle until the object is the shape and size that you want.

Resize a Chart by a Specific Percentage

  1. Select a cell. Press SHIFT, and then select the chart that you want to resize.
  2. On the Format menu, click Object.
  3. Click the Size tab, and then under Scale, enter the percentages that you want in the Height and Width boxes.
  4. Click OK.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 268416 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel X for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2001 for Mac
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