VB.Net  Exporting Excel Woorkbook to PDF

Posted on 2017-04-11
Last Modified: 2017-04-13
I had this question after viewing How do I save an Excel spreadsheet to PDF using

When i use the code from the solution of this above question it does what it should do with exception of the scaling of some of the pages in this doc. The first 3 or so are fine but the last 3 are maybe only 50% in size. not sure what i am missing here. Below is the simple version of code i am using to do this

Dim savePathPDF As String = "C:\Users\Documents\LSR.pdf"
        Dim saveAsFormat As Excel.XlFixedFormatType = Excel.XlFixedFormatType.xlTypePDF

        oBook.ExportAsFixedFormat(saveAsFormat, savePathPDF, Excel.XlFixedFormatQuality.xlQualityStandard, True, True, 1, , False, )


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Question by:AlexPonnath
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Expert Comment

ID: 42089659
The sizing of the contents in each worksheet is set in its page setup. Sounds to me like those last 3 worksheets have the scaling limit in their respective page setup set to something other than 100% (i.e. 50%)

So, if you want all worksheets scaled at 100%, you'd have to loop through each worksheet in the workbook, set the scaling to 100% and the continue with saving the workbook as a PDF.

Author Comment

ID: 42089996
Any idea how to do that ? never had to deal with scaling. Or is there a way to set it in the actual workbook ?

Author Comment

ID: 42090016
I tried the below code but with no success, i enclosed the file in question which causes that problem

With oBook.Worksheets(4).PageSetup
            .Zoom = False
            .FitToPagesWide = 1
            .FitToPagesTall = 1
 End With

Also i just tried to save doc from Excel App itself and it does scale all pages fine
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Expert Comment

ID: 42091856

I don't see the file attachment, but looking at your code, I'd suggest the following to loop through each worksheet in the workbook and set the scaling to 100%:

Dim oWorksheet As Excel.Worksheet
For Each oWorksheet In oBook.Worksheets
    oWorksheet.PageSetup.Zoom = 100

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Author Comment

ID: 42092467
Sorry, here is a copy of file in question.  I tried your code but that creates now an output which is to big for page which means a single page might use up 3 or 4 pages because there are some cells which no longer fit on page.
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irudyk earned 500 total points
ID: 42092493
I see.  Change the 2nd True statement to False

oBook.ExportAsFixedFormat(saveAsFormat, savePathPDF, Excel.XlFixedFormatQuality.xlQualityStandard, True, False, 1, , False)

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ID: 42092738
That did the trick

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