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    A perfect circle prints as a perfect circle in word and power point (as on screen) but in excel it prints slightly oval (skewed horizontal). Why?
    Try it, insert and size a circle in excel then copy it to other applications and compare the print previews (or print outs using the same printer).
    Is there an option in excel (page set-up) so the printout looks like the shape on screen as in other applications?

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    This problem is mentioned in several discussion groups/forums, but apparently without a solution. You can either make the shape look circular on screen, or on the printout, but not both. (But some people report not having any problems at all with shapes being elongated in one direction)

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    [quote name='santford' post='783839' date='09-Jul-2009 16:14']A perfect circle prints as a perfect circle in word and power point (as on screen) but in excel it prints slightly oval (skewed horizontal). Why?
    Try it, insert and size a circle in excel then copy it to other applications and compare the print previews (or print outs using the same printer).
    Is there an option in excel (page set-up) so the printout looks like the shape on screen as in other applications?[/quote]

    Maybe a 2003 thing? Doesn't seem to do it in Excel 2007 SP2 (Wierd...but a bug-fix maybe) And it worked Printed too.

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    It probably depends on the printer too.

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