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Shorten VBA for PrintArea and formating

Posted on 2011-09-16
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When you use the VBA recorder it adds a bunch of extra, sometimes un-needed lines.  Is there a way to know which lines can be eliminated and which are needed?  Refer to code below.

How can I shorten these? -R-
ActiveSheet.PageSetup.PrintArea = ""
    With ActiveSheet.PageSetup
        .LeftHeader = ""
        .CenterHeader = ""
        .RightHeader = ""
        .LeftFooter = ""
        .CenterFooter = ""
        .RightFooter = ""
        .LeftMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.25)
        .RightMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.25)
        .TopMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.75)
        .BottomMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.75)
        .HeaderMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.3)
        .FooterMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.3)
        .PrintHeadings = False
        .PrintGridlines = False
        .PrintComments = xlPrintNoComments
        .PrintQuality = 600
        .CenterHorizontally = False
        .CenterVertically = False
        .Orientation = xlLandscape
        .Draft = False
        .PaperSize = xlPaperLetter
        .FirstPageNumber = xlAutomatic
        .Order = xlDownThenOver
        .BlackAndWhite = False
        .Zoom = 100
        .PrintErrors = xlPrintErrorsDisplayed
        .OddAndEvenPagesHeaderFooter = False
        .DifferentFirstPageHeaderFooter = False
        .ScaleWithDocHeaderFooter = True
        .AlignMarginsHeaderFooter = False
        .EvenPage.LeftHeader.Text = ""
        .EvenPage.CenterHeader.Text = ""
        .EvenPage.RightHeader.Text = ""
        .EvenPage.LeftFooter.Text = ""
        .EvenPage.CenterFooter.Text = ""
        .EvenPage.RightFooter.Text = ""
        .FirstPage.LeftHeader.Text = ""
        .FirstPage.CenterHeader.Text = ""
        .FirstPage.RightHeader.Text = ""
        .FirstPage.LeftFooter.Text = ""
        .FirstPage.CenterFooter.Text = ""
        .FirstPage.RightFooter.Text = ""
    End With


With Selection
        .HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
        .VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
        .Orientation = 0
        .AddIndent = False
        .IndentLevel = 0
        .ShrinkToFit = False
        .ReadingOrder = xlContext
        .MergeCells = False
    End With

    With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=35).Font
        .Name = "Arial"
        .FontStyle = "Regular"
        .Size = 10
        .Strikethrough = False
        .Superscript = False
        .Subscript = False
        .OutlineFont = False
        .Shadow = False
        .Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
        .ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
        .TintAndShade = 0
        .ThemeFont = xlThemeFontNone
    End With

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Question by:RWayneH
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by:Norie
ID: 36551641
What did you actually change when you were recording the macro?
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by:Glenn Ray
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It appears that every setting, except the margins(lines 9-14 above) are default values.  Those can be removed.

BUT, imnorie asked the best question:  what change did you actually make to the print settings?  Just remove anything except what you changed.
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by:RWayneH
ID: 36551892
In the top set of code margins. second set alignment, and third font.

I wanted to reduce these down, to line if possible..  -R-
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ActiveSheet.PageSetup.PrintArea = ""
    With ActiveSheet.PageSetup
        .LeftMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.25)
        .RightMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.25)
        .TopMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.75)
        .BottomMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.75)
        .HeaderMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.3)
        .FooterMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.3)
    End With

With Selection
        .HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
        .VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
    End With

    With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=35).Font
        .Name = "Arial"
        .FontStyle = "Regular"
        .Size = 10
    End With

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I'm not sure you need the code for the last section:
With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=35).Font

could be just
With ActiveCell.Font
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by:Norie
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ID: 36552053
Can I ask why you want to reduce the code?

I know it's a bit excessive but removing code isn't going to change anything other than the overall length.

It certainly won't speed things up.
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by:RWayneH
ID: 36552846
Thanks for the help.  -R-
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