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How to stop printing blank pages in Excel

When you print a worksheet, you may often find it prints some blank pages which annoy you. In this case, you need find out the possibilities of printing blank pages first, and then stop printing the blank pages in Excel.

To find unnoticed text by shortcut in Excel

To find cells with formula which return to blank value with shortcut in Excel

To set a specific area to print in Excel


arrow blue right bubble To find unnoticed text by shortcut in Excel


Sometimes, there may be some texts like “.” in the cell you cannot notice. In this case, you can press Ctrl + End keys on the keyboard to find the last cell you type, and if the cell is not required, delete it. And repeat this operation to delete the cell you do not need. Finally, print the worksheet.


arrow blue right bubble To find cells with formula which return to blank value with shortcut in Excel

If you print a worksheet with blank pages, maybe there are some formulas which return to blank value you do not notice. You can press Ctrl + ~ keys on the keyboard to show all the formulas in the worksheet, and you can check the blank value formulas and delete them if you do not need them. Then print the worksheet.


arrow blue right bubble To set a specific area to print in Excel

Also, you can specify a printing selection to print only.

1. Open the worksheet and select the range you want to print only.

2. Then click File > Print, and in the left pane, select Print Selection from the Setting drop-down list. See screenshot:

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If you are using Excel 2007, please click the Office button at the upper-left corner > Print, and then check the Selection in the Print What section of Print dialog.

3. Then after other setting, you can print the selection only.


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    N. MORA · 1 years ago
    Removing the cells that I added as white "color theme" to cover up the text I didn't want displayed and switching it to "No Fill" work for me and printed only the one page that I was trying to print! Thanks for the help, T!
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    T · 1 years ago
    Do you have any cells filled or formatted that are outside of the pages you want? Even filling cells with white colour will make excel print additional pages. Try clearing any fills/formatting for cells outside the range you want printed.
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    LindaJ · 1 years ago
    as am I. All of a sudden, my spreadsheet that worked fine on Friday (with 13 pages now has 13 additional blank pages and no solutions working... :(
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    Bruce MacDonald · 2 years ago
    I am very frustrated with excel. I can't get any of these solutions to work. Why can't the damn program just print what I wrote and not an additional 30,000 pages?! This bug ought to be an elementary fix.Ugh!!!!
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      Erin · 2 years ago
      [quote name="Bruce MacDonald"]I am very frustrated with excel. I can't get any of these solutions to work. Why can't the damn program just print what I wrote and not an additional 30,000 pages?! This bug ought to be an elementary fix.Ugh!!!![/quote]

      I too am having this issue. I am printing the same way I have for the last 15 years and now all of a sudden, it doesn't work.