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Large monitor has distorted display

I love my large monitor but the display is "stretched"...I didn't get it to have large icons and letters, I got it to display more area of a spreadsheet then the smaller monitor. Is there a way to have everything display a normal size?

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Try adjusting your system resolution to a largest one (as 1280 x 800), or using a DVI cable, if your monitor and video card supports it.

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