Print Management

Printing in Excel XP can sometimes be complicated. Learn about Excel XP printing, including setting the right print area, in this lesson.

Specify a print area

In Excel XP, you can print an entire workbook, a worksheet, a cell range, or a cell. Excel defaults to printing the entire worksheet. If you want to print only a certain area of a spreadsheet, you can define a print area.

To specify a print area:

  • Choose ViewPage Break Preview from the menu bar.

    View and Page Break Preview Menu Selections
  • A reduced image of the chart is displayed on the screen.
  • Click one of four blue-colored borders, then drag to highlight and select the area to print.

    Print Range
  • Choose FilePrint AreaSet Print Area on the menu bar.

    File and Print Area Menu Selections

Only the area you defined in the print range will print when the worksheet is submitted to the printer for printing.