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Ms Excel & Page Breaks

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#1 garnetwr


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Posted 17 February 2006 - 09:21 PM

It use to be that printing a particular document I have would print on one page - now, that same document, prints on four pages. My spouse claims she changed nothing; however, she may have inadvertantly. I've searched the Page Setup and it is fine. When I click Print Preview, the information I usually print is contained within a white box with a blue border... the rest of the cells are all grey.

I cannot figure out why this one page document suddenly want to print on four pages... it's as though I am attempting to print on poaster board.

Can anyone suggest a fix here?

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:16 PM

Just four? :thumbsup:

Couple possibilities of what causes such surprises - not a fix, just ideas.
- Adding data that doesn't fit, though you say you didn't. Typed spaces, instead of deleting cell contents, are data, don't forget.
- Adding borders or colors all across the board instead of a small range - people do that often, color pink entire row or column and add borders all across the board
- Change of printer or font - some fonts look ok in print preview and don't fit on a printer page
- Data that you think is not there may well be in the lower right corner far away from what you think is there - try View > page or something similar so Excel can show you where it'll page.
- Changed page setup reduction from some number less than 100% up

If you can't fix it, copy contents to another sheet and reformat. It often reduces the size of file and is a tipoff that a huge range exists where it shouldn't.

I don't follow "the rest of the cells are grey", nor the "blue border".

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