maximise graph window

Jul 14, 2010 at 9:03 AM
Hi, Is it possible to maximise the graph window instead of dragging the edges? Many thanks. pak_along
Jul 14, 2010 at 7:55 PM
Edited Jul 14, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Yes.  Click the graph pane's title bar (it says "Document Actions"), and while holding down the mouse button, drag the title bar outside of the Excel window.  The dragging operation is a bit finicky, and you may have to drag the title bar a long distance before the graph pane "detaches" from the Excel window.  Once the graph pane is detached, you can drag its edges until the graph pane fills the screen.  (Alas, the graph pane does not have the Maximize button that most windows have.)

-- Tony

Jul 15, 2010 at 1:25 AM

Thanks Tony for the speedy response! Actually I have been doing that, so perhaps a maximise button would be handy. Not possible to do? Great work!!!

Jul 15, 2010 at 1:34 AM
Edited Jul 15, 2010 at 1:37 AM

I wish it were possible, but the graph pane is actually "owned" by Excel itself, and Excel doesn't let external programs like NodeXL modify the pane's outline -- they can only put stuff inside the pane, like a network graph.  That's why the pane's title bar says "Document Actions," when it should really say "Graph Pane"; and why it has no maximize button; and why dragging it can be finicky.

-- Tony

Jul 15, 2010 at 2:55 AM

Thanks again Tony for the fast reply. You're great!!!