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Setting Print Quality in Excel

When it comes to printing from Excel, there are a few things you can do to ensure the best print quality possible. Here are some tips:

1. Use the Page Layout View

The Page Layout view is designed specifically for printing and gives you a better idea of how your worksheet will look when printed. To access Page Layout view, click the View tab on the Ribbon and then select Page Layout in the Workbook Views group.

2. Set Your Print Area

If you only want to print a certain section of your worksheet, you can set what's called a print area. This will tell Excel which cells to print and which to ignore. To set your print area, select the cells you want to print and then click the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon. In the Page Setup group, click Print Area and then click Set Print Area.

3. Choose Your Paper Size

You can control the paper size that's used when printing from Excel by going to the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon and clicking Size in the Page Setup group. From here, you can select a paper size from the drop-down menu.

4. Adjust Your Margins

The margins control how close to the edge of the paper your content will be printed. You can adjust your margins by going to the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon and clicking Margins in the Page Setup group. From here, you can select one of several preset margin options or you can enter your own custom margin settings.

5. Choose Your Orientation

You can choose whether your content will be printed horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait) by going to the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon and clicking Orientation in the Page Setup group. By default, Excel uses portrait orientation but you can switch to landscape if needed.

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