How to Set Print Area in Excel

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set print area in Excel.

If you routinely print a particular worksheet selection, you can specify a print region that only prints that selection. When you don’t want to print the full worksheet, you can define one or more cell ranges as a print region. Only the print area of a worksheet is printed when you define a print area. The print area can be expanded as needed by adding cells, and it can be cleared to print the full worksheet.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to set print area in Excel.

Set Print Area

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to set print area in Excel.

Step 1

First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with.

Step 2

To set the print area, select ‘Page Layout’, then select ‘Print Titles’.

Step 3

A pop-up box will then appear for you to select the range of cells you wish to print. Simply select the desired print area, then press ‘OK”.

Step 4

Once you are done, your excel will look like this.

Step 5

To view the printing tiles selected, select ‘Page Break Preview’ which is located at the bottom-right of your screen next to the zoom in and out icons.


That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

In this tutorial, I covered how to set print area in Excel.