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Autoscaling fonts in charts
When you create a new chart in Excel most elements in the chart will have the font autoscale property activated.
This is for many a really annoying setting.
To disable this behavior you can make a change to the Registry:
Navigate to the following location in the Registry (depending on your Office version):
Office 97: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Excel\Microsoft Excel
Office 2000: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel\Options
Office XP (2002): HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Excel\Options
Office 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Options
Add a new key of the type DWORD that you name AutoChartFontScaling.
Set the Value Data to "0" (zero)
Note! Don't try to edit any Registry settings if you don't know what you
are doing. If you do anything wrong you might have to re-install the computers
operating system and other software.
Document last updated 2008-02-22 20:58:11