New sheet opens in Page Layout view

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Hi all,


Every time I open a new sheet (for existing excel files) it opens in Page Layout view and I cannot undo this. 

It started since I updated to Office 365, please help

3 Replies



On the main menu, select Excel, and then Preferences. In the Preferences Dialog box change the setting under "Preferred view for new sheets" from this 


To Normal View





Hi, thanks for your response but this doesn't fix it.

I've changed it from normal to page layout back and forth multiple times, reinstalled Office, nothing worked.

I now noticed this happens to every excel file on my computer, new or old.

I'm fresh out of other suggestions. Maybe somebody else.