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This article describes different methods that you can use in Microsoft Excel to set a print title and a print area on your worksheet.
Print Area Menu ItemIn Excel, there is a Print Area menu item on the File menu.
To set the print area on your worksheet using the Print Area menu item, follow these steps:
Page SetupYou can use the Sheet tab of the Page Setup dialog box to set either a print area or a print title on your worksheet.
To display the Page Setup dialog box, click Page Setup on the File menu.
NOTE: Although you can access the Page Setup dialog box by clicking the Setup button in Print Preview, you cannot enter a print area or print title by using this method.
To set the print area or print title, follow these steps:
Set Print Area ButtonBy default, the Set Print Area toolbar button is not on the standard toolbar. However, you can add the Set Print Area button to any existing toolbar, or create a custom toolbar that contains this button. The Set Print Area toolbar button allows you to set the selected cells on your worksheet as the print area.
To add the Set Print Area toolbar button to an existing toolbar, follow these steps:
TIP: To clear a print area using the Set Print Area button, select the entire worksheet by clicking the select-all button (at the intersection of the row and column headings), or press CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR, and then click the Set Print Area toolbar button.
Set Print Titles Dialog BoxMicrosoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS)To create and use a Microsoft Visual Basic procedure to display the Set Print Titles dialog box, follow these steps:
Print Dialog Box Option to Print SelectionTo print a selection of cells on a worksheet without setting a specific print area, follow these steps:
For more information about using print areas, click Microsoft Excel Help on the Help menu, type print area in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
Article ID: 214012 - Last Review: March 11, 2013 - Revision: 5.0