I was trapped into the issue for Microsoft Office for Mac that some files (not all files) cannot resize the window, freeze or unfreeze panel and maximize window.

It’s quite annoying that a very small window size is fixed when working on the document.

Issue happen in the platform:

  • Mac OS X EI Capitan Version 10.11.1
  • Microsoft Excel for Mac Version 15.17

 

After doing some research, here are some suggestions.

Method 1

  1. Open the file
  2. In the menu bar, click on Window > Zoom

mac-window-zoom

 

Result: work for most people but not work for my case 🙁

 

Method 2

  1. Open the file
  2. Go to System Preferences > Displays
  3. Change resolution to lower
  4. Change resolution back to the normal

Result: work for most people but not work for my case 🙁

 

Method 3

  1. Open the file
  2. In the menu bar, click on Tools > Protection > Unprotect Workbook

Result: Thanks GOD!!!!!!!