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: Printing a Short Selection.

Printing a Short Selection

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 29, 2018)

You may have a need to periodically print only a portion of a worksheet. Excel allows you to print a selection by following these steps:

  1. Select the range that you want to print.
  2. Press Ctrl+P. Excel displays the Print dialog box.
  3. Make sure the Selection radio button is selected.
  4. Click on OK.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2940) 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: Printing a Short Selection.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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