How to Set Print Area in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, you can set the print area to specify which parts of your spreadsheet will be printed. This can be helpful if you only want to print a specific section of your spreadsheet, or if you want to ensure that your spreadsheet prints the way you want it to.

Setting the print area

To set the print area in Google Sheets, follow these steps:

  1. Select the range of cells that you want to print. You can select a range of cells by dragging your mouse over them, or by typing the cell addresses in the Select dialog box.
  2. Click File > Print.
  3. In the Print dialog box, click the Set Print Area button.
  4. In the Set Print Area dialog box, select the Print selected cells option.
  5. Click OK.

The selected range of cells will be set as the print area.

Additional tips for setting the print area

  • You can also use the Ctrl + P keyboard shortcut to open the Print dialog box.
  • You can also use the Print area button in the toolbar to quickly set the print area.

Clearing the print area

To clear the print area, follow these steps:

  1. Click File > Print.
  2. In the Print dialog box, click the Clear Print Area button.
  3. Click OK.

The print area will be cleared.

Here are some examples of how you might use the print area in Google Sheets:

  • You could set the print area to a specific section of your spreadsheet, such as a table or chart. For example, if you have a spreadsheet that contains a table of sales data, you could set the print area to the table only. This would prevent the rest of the spreadsheet from printing.
  • You could set the print area to the entire spreadsheet. This is the default setting, and it will print the entire spreadsheet, including any blank cells.
  • You could clear the print area to print the entire spreadsheet. This is useful if you have previously set the print area to a specific section of your spreadsheet, and you now want to print the entire spreadsheet.
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If you are having trouble setting the print area in Google Sheets, here are a few things to check:

  • Make sure that you have selected the correct range of cells.
  • Make sure that the Print selected cells option is selected in the Set Print Area dialog box.

If you are still having trouble, you can contact Google Sheets support for help.

Additional information

In addition to setting the print area, you can also customize the print settings for your spreadsheet. To do this, click File > Print and then use the options in the Print dialog box.

Here are some of the print settings that you can customize:

  • Paper size
  • Orientation
  • Header and footer
  • Print range
  • Page break preview

You can also use the Print preview feature to preview how your spreadsheet will print before you actually print it. To do this, click File > Print preview.

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