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When you say that it opens a different size – can you give more info? Do you mean the application window is a different size (it shouldn’t be) or that the font sizes (zoom) are different? (again, they shouldn’t be)
Additionally, if you can post a video of what you’re seeing, that would be a big help for us.
If there is a problem here, it’s definitely something we’d want to fix.
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Excel rather stupidly assumes you want any workbook opened at the size and position of the last one that was closed - regardless of the fact that prior workbook isn't the same workbook you're now opening. I think it's fairly obvious that it should attempt to open a workbook at the position and size it was last closed, individually, and not make the clearly brain-dead solution that the last workbook opened is at the position and size you want ALL workbooks subsequently opened. And of course, this is trivial if designed in. Unfortunately, while this question has been asked a number of times over the years, MS has never seen fit to deal with it, nor offers any rationale for the method they have implemented.Sadly, entirely normal for problems reported to MS (and that's 26 years of being a MS-platform developer speaking).