For a Microsoft Excel 97 and earlier and Microsoft Excel 98 and earlier version of this article, see 139405.


Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications does not provide a method to determine the total number of pages that will print in a worksheet. However, you can use the ExecuteExcel4Macro method to use the GET.DOCUMENT(50) macro sheet function to return the total number of pages that will be printed on the active worksheet.

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  1. Create a new Microsoft Excel workbook.

  2. Select the range A1:J100.

  3. Enter the number 1 and press CTRL+ENTER. You should see all the selected cells filled with the number 1.

  4. Insert a Visual Basic macro module.

  5. Type the following code in the module:

  6. Sub ShowMe()
    MsgBox ExecuteExcel4Macro("GET.DOCUMENT(50)") & _
    " pages will be printed."
    End Sub
  7. Run the macro.


Additional information on the Get.Document macro function can be found in the Excel Function reference manual.

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