Standard Row Height setting confused


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nic.stef

We encounter a strange problem with Excel (2000 and 2003):

In the standard Excel table done with Arial 10 the row height is 12.75
(17 Pixel). This applies to all my colleagues.

On my computer, however, I see a row height of 13.20 (20 pixel). We
didn't find the menue to change this general setting (the weak
workaround with the workbook causes a number of other problems).

Theirs - mine - Font setting
12.75 (17) - 13.20 (20) - Arial 10
12 (16) - 11.40 (19) - Arial 9
11.25 (15) - 10.20 (17) - Arial 8

As a result my Excel sheets never look&print the same on all the other
computers and so do their sheets on my computer.

Funny (I didn't believe my eyes):
If we de-install the driver for the graphics card running the computer
on it own ... the setting of the Excel is correct. As soon as we
re-install the graphics card driver software things are confused again.

Computer: Dell Latitude D820, graphics card nvidia Quatro NVS 120m
Same Windows, same Service Pack, same Patches,

Also those using the same computer with the same graphics card don't
have this problem ... !?

My IT-people are puzzled and Dell seems - as always - neither capable
nor willing to help (the computer is just a couple of month old)

Your help is much appreciated!

Nicolas
 
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SteveW

not sure under Windows XP etc, but in the old days.
A particular font could be TrueType of not, and they might have different
sizes.
The other thing is that the range of fonts available can depend on the
printer you have set up.

So 2 idetnital PCs etc can have different fonts available, due to the fact
that they had different Printer dirver's installed.

Steve
 
N

nic.stef

SteveW schrieb:

....
So 2 idetnital PCs etc can have different fonts available, due to the fact
that they had different Printer dirver's installed.
....

We checked that as well ... but it's not the cause since many of us are
using the same printer.

Thanx!

Nicolas
 
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Otto Moehrbach

Yes, but the printer driver is the important thing here. The same printer
with a different version of the driver is a different printer for this
purpose.
On each computer that has the same model printer, go to the manufacturer's
web site and download and install the latest driver. Start from there. HTH
Otto
 
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nic.stef

Otto said:
Yes, but the printer driver is the important thing here. The same printer
with a different version of the driver is a different printer for this
purpose.
....

Yes, done that as well but no change. Used a couple of diffferent
printers and printer drivers but my setting remain "alien".

Thanx

Nicolas
 
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Harry's GMail World

Elkar said:
This sounds like a DPI setting issue to me.

Open your Windows Display Settings
Click on the "Settings" Tab
Click the "Advanced" Tab
Select the "General" Tab
Under Display, you should see "DPI Setting"
I'm guessing that your setting is higher than your collegues'
Try adjusting to match theirs and see what happens

HTH,
Elkar
 
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Harry's GMail World

We encounter a strange problem with Excel (2000 and 2003):

In the standard Excel table done with Arial 10 the row height is 12.75
(17 Pixel). This applies to all my colleagues.

On my computer, however, I see a row height of 13.20 (20 pixel). We
didn't find the menue to change this general setting (the weak
workaround with the workbook causes a number of other problems).

Theirs - mine - Font setting
12.75 (17) - 13.20 (20) - Arial 10
12 (16) - 11.40 (19) - Arial 9
11.25 (15) - 10.20 (17) - Arial 8

As a result my Excel sheets never look&print the same on all the other
computers and so do their sheets on my computer.

Funny (I didn't believe my eyes):
If we de-install the driver for the graphics card running the computer
on it own ... the setting of the Excel is correct. As soon as we
re-install the graphics card driver software things are confused again.

Computer: Dell Latitude D820, graphics card nvidia Quatro NVS 120m
Same Windows, same Service Pack, same Patches,

Also those using the same computer with the same graphics card don't
have this problem ... !?

My IT-people are puzzled and Dell seems - as always - neither capable
nor willing to help (the computer is just a couple of month old)

Your help is much appreciated!

Nicolas


Changing the DPI does not do it.

Harry
 

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