Print a Worksheet | What to Print | Multiple Copies | Orientation | Page Margins | Scaling

This chapter teaches you how to print a worksheet and how to change some important print settings in Excel.

Print a Worksheet

To print a worksheet in Excel, execute the following steps.

1. On the File tab, click Print.

2. To preview the other pages that will be printed, click 'Next Page' or 'Previous Page' at the bottom of the window.

Excel Print Preview

3. To print the worksheet, click the big Print button.

Click the big Print Button

What to Print

Instead of printing the entire worksheet, you can also print the current selection.

1. First, select the range of cells you want to print.

2. Next, under Settings, select Print Selection.

Print Selection

3. To print the selection, click the big Print button.

Click the big Print Button

Note: you can also print the active sheets (first select the sheets by holding down CTRL and clicking the sheet tabs) or print the entire workbook. Use the boxes next to Pages (see first screenshot) to only print a few pages of your document. For example, 2 to 2 only prints the second page.

Multiple Copies

To print multiple copies, execute the following steps.

1. Use the arrows next to the Copies box.

2. If one copy contains multiple pages, you can switch between Collated and Uncollated. For example, if you print 6 copies, Collated prints the entire first copy, then the entire second copy, etc. Uncollated prints 6 copies of page 1, 6 copies of page 2, etc.

Multiple Copies


You can switch between Portrait Orientation (more rows but fewer columns) and Landscape Orientation (more columns but fewer rows).

Landscape Orientation

Page Margins

To adjust the page margins, execute the following steps.

1. Select one of the predefined margins (Normal, Wide or Narrow) from the Margins drop-down list.

2. Or click the 'Show Margins' icon at the bottom right of the window. Now you can drag the lines to manually change the page margins.

Adjust Page Margins


If you want to fit more data on one page, you can fit the sheet on one page. To achieve this, execute the following steps.

1. Select 'Fit Sheet on One Page' from the Scaling drop-down list.

Fit Sheet on One Page

Note: you can also shrink the printout to one page wide or one page high. Click Custom Scaling Options to manually enter a scaling percentage or to fit the printout to a specific number of pages wide and tall. Be careful, Excel doesn't warn you when your printout becomes unreadable.