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Scaling Your Printing in Excel

When it comes to printing in Excel, there are a few things you need to take into account in order to get the best results. One of the most important things is scaling your printouts. This can be done in a number of ways, depending on what you need to print and how large or small you need it to be. Let's take a look at a few different methods for scaling your printing in Excel.

Method 1: Page Setup

The first method is to use the Page Setup dialog box. You can access this by going to File > Page Setup. In the Page Setup dialog box, there is an option for Scaling. You can choose to scale by percent, or you can choose to fit to a certain number of pages wide by a certain number of pages tall. This is useful if you know exactly how large or small you need your printout to be.

Method 2: Print Area

Another method for scaling your printing in Excel is to use the Print Area feature. This allows you to specify exactly which cells you want to print, and then scale the printout so that it fits within those cells. To use this method, first select the cells that you want to print. Then go to File > Print Area > Set Print Area. This will tell Excel that only those selected cells should be printed.

Once the print area is set, you can go back into File > Page Setup and choose how you want to scale the printout. You can again choose between percent and fitting to a certain number of pages wide by tall.

Method 3: Fit To

The last method we'll look at is using the Fit To feature. This is similar to the Print Area method, but instead of selecting which cells you want to print, you select how many pages wide and tall you want the printout to be. To use this method, go into File > Page Setup and under Scaling, select Fit To. Then enter the number of pages wide and tall that you want the printout to be.

All three of these methods can be used to scale your printing in Excel so that it's just the right size for what you need. Try out each one and see which works best for you.

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