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Standard Sizes let you quickly conform cells, charts, and other shapes to the height and width dimensions used in your presentation and document layouts.
Macabacus assigns default dimensions to Standard Sizes, but you should generally customize these dimensions to the width and height of placeholders in your presentation template. If you do not have a template, you can easily build one around Macabacus' default Standard Size dimensions.
Standard Size dimensions can be modified in the
General > Standard Sizes section of the Settings dialog accessible from the
Macabacus > Settings menu. Dimensions can be adjusted manually in inches or centimeters, or set to the size of a selected object in Excel, PowerPoint, or Word. Clicking the Default Size button restores the size to Macabacus' default dimensions.
In Excel, charts can be conformed to Standard Sizes from the
Macabacus > Charts > Apply Standard Size menu, or from the Chart and Plot Size dialog at
Macabacus > Charts > Chart and Plot Size. Cells can be conformed to Standard Sizes from the
Macabacus > Cells > Apply Standard Size menu. You can also display a temporary Standard Size rectangle from the
Macabacus > Guides menu that helps you to resize charts and cells manually.
In PowerPoint, shapes can be conformed to Standard Sizes from the
Macabacus > Resize To > Standard Size menu. You can also display a temporary Standard Size rectangle from the
Macabacus > Insert Guide menu that helps you to resize shapes manually.
Due to Microsoft Office limitations, Macabacus may be unable to size cells to the exact dimensions of a Standard Size, and further manual adjustment may be required (perhaps with the help of a guide rectangle). This is because the units of measurement for cells do not convert predictably into standard units of measurement (e.g., inches, points).
Standard Size settings can be shared across your organization using Shared Settings to ensure greater uniformity in the models, presentations, and documents produced by your organization.
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