How to change the default view zoom?

How do I make it so every time I open writer or calc the document is zoomed by default to 120%?


the zoom setting is stored within a file and having said this, it should be clear how to set - you need to create your own default template having the zoom factor set to 120%.

Description for Calc

  • Open an empty calc file
  • Set zoom to 120%
  • File -> Templates -> Save as Template...
  • Provide a Template Name (e.g: MyCalcDefault)
  • Select a Template Category (e.g. My Templates
  • Important - Check [x] Set as default template
  • Click button Save
  • Close the file
  • Open a new spreadsheet and check your new setting

For Writer the procedure is analog.

Hope that helps.

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Thank you that seems to help. Some files did not change the default view, but it might be because it was an .lsx file made in a recent version of exel.

Hope they add a setting in the GUI that people can change easily.

To be clear: As stated in my answer, it is a setting stored within a document. Thus it will change, if you open a document with another setting and for sure the procedure won’t help on foreign formats. And due to the same reason, don’t expect it to become a GUI setting.