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: Changing Paper Size for a Complete Workbook.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 14, 2019)
Bob has a workbook that has about fifteen worksheets in it, and he needs to change the page format for all the worksheet from Letter to A4. There is a quick way to make the change by following these steps:
Figure 1. The Page tab of the Page Setup dialog box.
That's it; the paper size is now set for all the worksheets. There is a drawback to this approach, however: If individual worksheets have differing page setup settings (different orientations, margins, headers, footers, etc.), then following these steps will set them all the same. If you only want to change the paper size and don't want to change any other settings, your only recourse is to use a macro to do the change.
Sub AllSheetsA4() Dim sht As Variant For Each sht In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets sht.PageSetup.PaperSize = xlPaperA4 Next End Sub
The macro steps through each sheet in the workbook, changing only the PaperSize property so that the sheet will print on A4 paper.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2896) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Changing Paper Size for a Complete Workbook.
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