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How to determine how many pages will be printed in Excel

This article was previously published under Q213810
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 todetermine the total number of pages that will print in a worksheet.However, you can use the ExecuteExcel4Macro method to use theGET.DOCUMENT(50) macro sheet function to return the total number of pagesthat 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:
    Sub ShowMe()    MsgBox ExecuteExcel4Macro("GET.DOCUMENT(50)") & _        " pages will be printed."End Sub					
  6. Run the macro.
Additional information on the Get.Document macro function can be found inthe Excel Function reference manual.
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