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Excel file page will only print in 256 pages. 2 cells to a page

Posted on 2016-10-11
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Somehow I have an error in all my excel files where they will not print properly.  The workbook I am attaching has one file and was printing correctly this morning but now it wants to print to 256 pages.  One page for 2 cells.  Clearing the print area does not work.  I have opened other files and having the same issue.  Please help
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by:John Hurst
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Clearing the print area does not work.  

Highlight all the rows and clear all page breaks. See if that helps.
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by:glophillips1
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No
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by:John Hurst
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Try selecting the sheet, make a new sheet in a new Workbook entirely, copy the contents to the new book and save it. Then check the new book.
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by:glophillips1
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Tried that already.  This is happening to all my spreadsheets.  I opened others and the printing area is wrong so I went to page break and when I tried to correct and I have the same issue.  All of my spreadsheets seem to be affected.  I am going to try a repair for Excel
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John Hurst earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
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That is new information, so consider the following:

1. Uninstall the printer driver, restart and reinstall it. Test.

2. Uninstall Office, restart, and reinstall office. Test.

If no, make a new, test Windows User Profile (Account). Log into the new Account and test Excel in the new Windows Account.
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by:glophillips1
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I will try that now.
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by:glophillips1
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Okay after I repaired Microsoft Office everything went back to normal.  Thank you for your help John.
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