Wow, that fixed it. I am tempted to ask why but so much with View NX and Nikon Capture NX don't make sense either, why ask. I mean, logically you would think that the image sizes under the "Change the Image Size" check box only affects the image when the check box is checked. Many thanks.
And by the way, I usually use Photoshop too for most of my conversions but since I use View as my general viewer, it is sometimes quicker to use the conversion feature there for some simple stuff.