excel / adding a space to a prn file

in the last column of a spreadsheet....  the column holds one alphanumeric character or no character at all.
My problem is when I save the excel file as a prn file, the last column in the prn file will contain the character if there is one, but if there is nothing in the cell, it puts nothing in the file for that column.  the width is set to 1 and I have another column that is in the middle of the file and if there is no information in that cell, it exports the spaces determined by the width.  The last column however, there is no space characters put in the prn file.  I need excel to save one space in the prn file for the last column if there is no character data in the cell.
how do I do this
jamesmetcalf74Asked:
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Robberbaron (robr)Commented:
you should provide a sample for us to test.

but one way is to force the last cell to have a space by putting a single quote then a space. this forces it to be considered text. A macro may be able to turn empty cells into single space text ones

does the text come out with double quotes around text ?

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