Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Selecting a Paper Source.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 15, 2017)
Excel supports any printer supported by Windows. This is because Excel uses the features offered by Windows to print documents. Many of the features associated with formatting your document and printing are related to the type of printer you have installed and selected. For instance, some laser printers have different bins for different paper. Windows (and thus Excel) can instruct the printer to select paper from any of the available paper bins.
If your printer supports multiple paper sources, and you want to change the paper source used for your document (for instance, you have a bin that contains legal-sized paper and you want to print on it), you should follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Print dialog box.
Figure 2. The Page tab of the Page Setup dialog box.
If, in step 8, you don't see different options for paper sources, then your printer (or printer driver) does not support multiple sources.
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