Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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 a Short Selection.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 26, 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 if you are using Excel 2007:
Figure 1. The Print dialog box.
Microsoft dispensed with the Print dialog box beginning with Excel 2010; it is no longer the defacto way you start to print. If you are using Excel 2010 or a later version, follow these steps instead:
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (12619) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Printing a Short Selection.
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!
If you need to make what Excel prints be based upon conditions in a worksheet, you'll love the information in this tip. ...Discover More
If you want to cram more of your worksheet onto each page of a printout, one way to do it is by using scaling. Here's how ...Discover More
When printing information in a workbook, you may want to take advantage of the different print quality settings available ...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 ribbon interface (Excel 2007 or later)? This site is for you! If you use an earlier version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the menu interface.