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: Adding the Set Print Area Tool.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 21, 2015)
If you have the need to define different areas of a worksheet to print, you know that you can do so by simply defining different print areas in your worksheet. If you need to change print areas quite often, you may be interested in adding a tool to your toolbar that can do this for you. (Using such a tool is much quicker than continually using the menu commands to set a print area.) Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Commands tab of the Customize dialog box.
Now, when you need to set a print area, you simply choose the area on the screen and click on the Set Print Area button.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3035) 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: Adding the Set Print Area Tool.
Professional Development Guidance! Four world-class developers offer start-to-finish guidance for building powerful, robust, and secure applications with Excel. The authors show how to consistently make the right design decisions and make the most of Excel's powerful features. Check out Professional Excel Development today!
Ever printed out a worksheet only to find that you have text only at the left side of each page? You can use more of each ...Discover More
Need to print several portions of a worksheet all on a single piece of paper? Here's an easy way you can get what you need ...Discover More
If you want to print just the contents of a number of rows and columns, it can be challenging to get the output you want. ...Discover More
FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."
Got a version of Excel that uses the menu interface (Excel 97, Excel 2000, Excel 2002, or Excel 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.