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i am looking for two macros one that will print only the highlighted area and one that will print the entire  area.thanks
PRINT-ONLY.xlsb
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by:Qlemo
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You should be able to record two macros for that purpose, each selecting the areas to print and then call the printing menu. This always gives you a  good start for writing VBA code. Usually you have to cleanup and improve the code somwhat.
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by:MacroShadow
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This sets the Printable Area to the highlighted cells:
Worksheets("Sheet1").PageSetup.PrintArea = Union("$C$1:$P$19", "$C$38:$P$51")

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This will set the Printable Area to the entire bordered area:
Worksheets("Sheet1").PageSetup.PrintArea = "$C$1:$P$51"

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If the highlighted and bordered ranges are dynamic, you will have to loop thru the range testing for the conditions and when met add them to the .PrintArea using the Union function.
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by:Qlemo
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The above code only sets the print area (as the name says). You will still have to call the printing after that with WorkSheets("Sheet1").PrintOut
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by:Svgmassive
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macro shadow the union created a second page,Everything should fit on one page. thanks
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by:Qlemo
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You can set all of the print layout features using the PageSetup member of sheets; you'll have to set two properties here:
with Worksheets("Sheet1").PageSetup
  .PrintArea = Union("$C$1:$P$19", "$C$38:$P$51")
  .FitToPagesTall = 1
  .FitToPagesWide = 1
end with

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This scales the printable area into a single page.
You can set the same whether you need gridlines, header/footer and so on, just see the VBA help for PageSetup.
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by:Svgmassive
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can you attach a demo file?
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MacroShadow earned 500 total points
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The only way is to copy the desired range to a new sheet then set the print area of the new sheet.
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by:Rob Henson
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In the Print dialogue, there is an option to Print only selected area. By default if this is not selected, the print range will be the whole sheet.

You could automate the selection of the Selected Area option with a VBA button but whats the point when there is already that option in the Standard print options?

Thanks
Rob H
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by:Svgmassive
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i guess my next option would be to hide/show the rows
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by:Rob Henson
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Did you look at the options in the Print setup? From your description, this does what you want.
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by:Svgmassive
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i tried them
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