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Changing the default progam for opening files

These instructions were created for Windows 10, but will be very similar for older versions of Windows such as 7, Vista and XP. Send me a comment if you have a query.

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Excel columns and rows too small?

The default cell doesn’t allow much room for typing text, does it?

Excel pic about cell width 2

To extend a column’s width, move the mouse pointer over one of the small divider lines that separate the alphabetic headers at the top of the sheet.

When the pointer changes to a double-headed arrow (as you can see in the picture above), press the left mouse button and keep it down whilst you drag the column out until it is wide enough.

The same procedure applies for adjusting row height (ideal if you want to use a larger font) as you place the mouse between the rows and drag.

Bonus Tip – You can automatically size Column A to fit the text inside by simply double-clicking on the border whilst you see the double-headed arrow.


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Printing solution (Choosing the default printer)

If your job is going to the wrong printer, it may be set as the “default printer” in error. Open up Printers in the Control Panel and use this picture below to check where the black tick is !

Default printer

If the black tick is on the wrong printer, click on the one you want, click with your RIGHT mouse button (to bring up a menu) and choose “Set as default printer”. The black tick will move to it !


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