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Setting print area using VBA

Posted on 2010-11-25
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Using VBA, how do I select my Print Area to be the first cell in use (normally A1) to the last cell with data in it ?
In addition I would like to be able to set up how many pages I want the print the result… for example 1 page wide by two pages long.

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Question by:GordonMasson
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by:RushB
ID: 34212986
Try this:

lastrow = Cells.SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row
This selects the last used row in the worksheet

lastrow = Cells(Cells.Rows.Count, "G").End(xlUp).Row
This select the last used cell in Column G

This macro sets the print area, you must choose which 'lastrow' you
want and which column.

Sub stance()
lastrow = Cells.SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row
lastrow = Cells(Cells.Rows.Count, "G").End(xlUp).Row
ActiveSheet.PageSetup.PrintArea = "$A$1:$G$" & lastrow
End Sub



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RushB
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by:Rory Archibald
ID: 34213011
Something like:

With Activesheet.PageSetup
   .Zoom = False
   .FitToPagesWide = 1
   .FitToPagesTall = 2
   .Printarea = Activesheet.usedrange.address
End With

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by:GordonMasson
ID: 34213055
Roya

That works very well but i have some cells which have a formula in them but the cell text is blank
Is there a way to make it work with the last cell with data rather than the last cell with a formula?

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Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 34213091
Add the function below, then use:

With Activesheet.PageSetup
   .Zoom = False
   .FitToPagesWide = 1
   .FitToPagesTall = 2
   .Printarea = Activesheet.range(activesheet.usedrange(1), lastcellinrange(activesheet.usedrange)).address
End With
Public Function LastCellInRange(rngInput As Range) As Range
   Set LastCellInRange = rngInput.Cells(1)
   On Error Resume Next
   With rngInput
      Set LastCellInRange = .Cells.Find(What:="*", After:=.Cells(1), lookat:=xlWhole, LookIn:=xlValues, _
              SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _
              SearchDirection:=xlPrevious)
   End With
End Function

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by:GordonMasson
ID: 34213119
Hi Roya

Thanks for your help.
i am not sure where the Function should go?
Is it in a module or in teh Workbook.......

When i try to run the sub i get a fault on the .printarea line:
Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment.
Any ideas what i am doing wrong?

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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
ID: 34213126
The function goes into the same module as your current code.

I made a mistake - the printarea line should be:


   .PrintArea = ActiveSheet.Range(ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Cells(1), LastCellInRange(ActiveSheet.UsedRange)).Address
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Author Comment

by:GordonMasson
ID: 34213156
Hi Roya

Thats got rid of the error but my print area is still wrong.

I do have borders round some of the empty cells. Is this the problem?
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Author Comment

by:GordonMasson
ID: 34213182
Sorry Roya.... think i have that wrong... just checking what i have done
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Author Comment

by:GordonMasson
ID: 34213224
Sorry Roya i got that wrong.
The problem was that i had two sheets open and the code was running on the wrong active sheet.
So.... to make sure i dont have this problem again is ther a mod you can do that ensures that the code runs in the current workbook?

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by:GordonMasson
ID: 34215985
Thanks Roya

SOrted now, used ThisWorkbook.Activate to get me onto the right page.

Thanks for your help.
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