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 Orientations within a Single Printout.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 25, 2019)
When Greg prints his workbook, he would like some worksheets to print in portrait orientation and some to print in landscape orientation. Greg knows he can print the worksheets one at a time, but he would like to print the workbook in one go. He wonders if there is some way to do this.
Actually, it is easier than one would think. Excel allows you to set the page parameters independently for each worksheet in a workbook. Thus, you can set some as landscape and some as portrait and later just print the whole workbook. Excel keeps track and orients the printing properly for each worksheet.
Here's the easy way to set orientation for a group of worksheets:
Figure 1. The Page Setup dialog box.
When you later want to print your worksheets, simply select the worksheets you want to print before doing the print or display the Print dialog box and specify that you want to print the entire workbook.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3784) 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 Orientations within a Single Printout.
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