Printing a Short Selection

You may have a need to periodically print only a portion of a worksheet. Excel allows you to print a selection by following these steps if you are using Excel 2007:

  1. Select the range that you want to print.
  2. Press Ctrl+P. Excel displays the Print dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Print dialog box.

  4. Make sure the Selection radio button is selected.
  5. Click on OK.

In both Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 Microsoft dispensed with the Print dialog box; it no longer exists. So, follow these steps, instead:

  1. Select the range that you want to print.
  2. Press Ctrl+P. Excel displays the Print controls on the File tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click the first button under the Settings heading and choose Print Selection. (You are indicating that you want to print only what you have selected.)
  4. Click on Print.