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Sample Visual Basic procedure to print range of cells in Excel

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This article contains a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that lets you print different parts of a worksheet without first having to select the range of cells or set the print area in the Page Setup dialog box.

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Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. When you run the following macro, you are prompted to enter a range of cells to print. You can enter a name that refers to a range of cells on a particular sheet or the range itself (for example A1:C15). You can also specify multiple ranges by separating each range with a comma. Before you run the macro, the workbook that you want to print from must be the active workbook.
Sub Print_Area()
    Dim My_Range As String

    On Error Resume Next 'enables error handling
    My_Range = InputBox("Enter the name of the area to print:")

    'if Cancel is chosen then InputBox returns empty string
    If Len(My_Range) > 0 Then Range(My_Range).PrintOut

    If Err > 0 Then MsgBox "Name or range specified is not valid."
End Sub

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Keywords: KB291297, kbprogramming, kbprint, kbhowto, kbdtacode

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Article Info
Article ID : 291297
Revision : 6
Created on : 3/29/2007
Published on : 3/29/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 327