Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Printing Workbook Properties.

Printing Workbook Properties

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 20, 2018)

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When you are putting together a workbook, Excel tracks quite a bit of information that it collectively refers to as workbook properties. You can view the different properties maintained by displaying the Properties dialog box.

In Word you have the option to print document properties, if you desire. There is no intrinsic way to print workbook properties in Excel. Instead, you must resort to a macro that will place the names and values of the properties into a worksheet. You can then print the worksheet and have your workbook properties available in hardcopy format.

The following macro is an example of a good way to copy all the workbook properties to a worksheet that can be printed:

Public Sub WorksheetProperties()
    Dim p As DocumentProperty
    Dim iRow As Integer

    'Built in Properties
    iRow = 1
    Cells(iRow, 1).Value = "Built-in Properties"
    Cells(iRow, 1).Font.Bold = True
    iRow = iRow + 1
    Worksheets(1).Activate
    For Each p In ActiveWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties
        On Error Resume Next
        Cells(iRow, 2).Value = p.Name
        'If no value then Excel causes an error so ignore!
        Cells(iRow, 3).Value = p.Value
        iRow = iRow + 1
    Next
    On Error GoTo 0

    'Custom Properties
    iRow = iRow + 1
    Cells(iRow, 1).Value = "Custom Properties"
    Cells(iRow, 1).Font.Bold = True
    iRow = iRow + 1
    For Each p In ActiveWorkbook.CustomDocumentProperties
        On Error Resume Next
        Cells(iRow, 2).Value = p.Name
        Cells(iRow, 3).Value = p.Value
        iRow = iRow + 1
    Next
    On Error GoTo 0
End Sub

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9149) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Printing Workbook Properties.

Author Bio

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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2018-06-20 18:53:12

Alan Cannon

This is a terrible macro! Since it doesn't ask for a filename it is acting upon the current workbook, and it overwrites whatever is on Sheet1 with the macro output!!! At a minimum it should add a worksheet to the current workbook and output to that sheet.


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