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 How to auto increment cell value after each printing?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-06-03

Supposing, I have a worksheet page needed to be printed 100 copies, the cell A1 is the check number Company-001, now, I would like the number will increase by 1 after every printout. That means when I print the second copy, the number will be increased to Company-002 automatically, the third copy, the number will be Company-003…one hundred copy, the number will be Company-100. Is there any trick to solve this problem in Excel quickly and possibly?

Auto increment cell value after each printing with VBA code


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Normally, there is no direct way for you to solve this task in Excel, but, here, I will create a VBA code to deal with it.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Auto increment cell value after each printing:

Sub IncrementPrint()
'updateby Extendoffice
    Dim xCount As Variant
    Dim xScreen As Boolean
    Dim I As Long
    On Error Resume Next
LInput:
    xCount = Application.InputBox("Please enter the number of copies you want to print:", "Kutools for Excel")
    If TypeName(xCount) = "Boolean" Then Exit Sub
    If (xCount = "") Or (Not IsNumeric(xCount)) Or (xCount < 1) Then
        MsgBox "error entered, please enter again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        GoTo LInput
    Else
        xScreen = Application.ScreenUpdating
        Application.ScreenUpdating = False
        For I = 1 To xCount
            ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value = " Company-00" & I
            ActiveSheet.PrintOut
        Next
        ActiveSheet.Range("A1").ClearContents
        Application.ScreenUpdating = xScreen
    End If
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is popped out to remind you enter the number of copies that you want to print the current worksheet, see screenshot:

doc increment when printting 1

4. Click OK button, and your current worksheet is printing now, and at the same time, the printed worksheets are numbered Company-001, Company-002, Company-003…in cell A1 as you need.

Note: In the above code, the cell A1 will be inserted the sequence numbers that you ordered, and the original cell value in A1 will be cleared. And “Company-00” is the sequence number, you can change them to your need.

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Hi!

I hope someone can help me. I need the code to remember the last serial number it printed. For my process, I am printing labels one by one, and instead o manually entering the number, I want the excel sheet to remember the last code, and print that code +1.

Thanks!
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I need serial numbers like IA1-01,03,05,07...........pls help me
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How would I add code to print duplex on the VBA below. thanks in advance.

Sub IncrementPrint()
'updateby Extendoffice
Dim xCount As Variant
Dim xScreen As Boolean
Dim I As Long
On Error Resume Next
LInput:
xCount = Application.InputBox("Please enter the number of copies you want to print:", "Kutools for Excel")
If TypeName(xCount) = "Boolean" Then Exit Sub
If (xCount = "") Or (Not IsNumeric(xCount)) Or (xCount < 1) Then
MsgBox "error entered, please enter again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
GoTo LInput
Else
xScreen = Application.ScreenUpdating
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
For I = 1 To xCount
ActiveSheet.Range("B2").Value = "0" & I
ActiveSheet.PrintOut
Next
ActiveSheet.Range("B2").ClearContents
Application.ScreenUpdating = xScreen
End If
End Sub

Sub IncrementPrint_Reinstall()
Dim xMNWS As Worksheet
On Error GoTo EMarkNumberSheet
Set xMNWS = Sheets("IncrementPrint_MarkNumberSheet")
EMarkNumberSheet:
If Not xMNWS Is Nothing Then
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
xMNWS.Visible = xlSheetHidden
xMNWS.Delete
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End If
End Sub
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你好,如我要打印 由C001 - C010,但打卯出來後,第10份都變成 C0010, 請問如何解決
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Hello, Tony,
To solve your problem, please apply the below VBA code:
Sub IncrementPrint_Num()
'Updateby Extendoffice
Dim xCount As Variant
Dim xScreen As Boolean
Dim I As Long
Dim xStr As String
Dim xInt As Integer
On Error Resume Next
xStr = "Company-" 'prefix text
xInt = 0   'start number
LInput:
xCount = Application.InputBox("Please enter the number of copies you want to print:", "Kutools for Excel")
If TypeName(xCount) = "Boolean" Then Exit Sub
If (xCount = "") Or (Not IsNumeric(xCount)) Or (xCount < 1) Then
MsgBox "error entered, please enter again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
GoTo LInput
Else
xScreen = Application.ScreenUpdating
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
For I = 1 To xCount
xInt = xInt + 1
If xInt < 10 Then
    ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value = xStr & "00" & xInt
ElseIf xInt > 9 And xInt < 100 Then
    ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value = xStr & "0" & xInt
Else
    ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value = xStr & xInt
End If
ActiveSheet.PrintOut
Next
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").ClearContents
Application.ScreenUpdating = xScreen
End If
End Sub

Please try, hope it can help you!
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Hello,

Is there a way that you can code pressing the enter button after each number change?

Thank you in advance
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Hello Ariane,

I am trying your requirement of 4 coupons or any no. of places to be incremented on same page and continue to next page. However in the meanwhile, if you have 2 coupons on one page then the below code might help you!

If you have 2 places on one page (like 2 Coupons or 2 templates / 2 vouchers etc.), then you can try using the below code. (Assuming your 1st barcode and 2nd barcode are in cells "A1" and "A20" of the same page, this code will increment values like Company-001 and Company-002 on first page and Company-003 and Company-004 on second page and so on. You can edit the cell no. and Company name as you want in lines 20, 21, 23, 24 and 28,29 of the code.

It will also ask you to enter the starting number and ending number (Thanks to geniusman for this part of code). So for example your starting no. is 1 and ending no. 8, it will print 4 pages of 1,2 on 1st page, 3,4 on 2nd page, 5,6 on 3rd page and finally 7,8 on 4th page. Hope it helps you or anyone who is looking for this type of need/requirement.

Modified Code:
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sub IncrementPrint()
'updateby Extendoffice
Dim xEnd As Variant
Dim xStart As Variant
Dim xScreen As Boolean
Dim I As Long
On Error Resume Next
LInput:
xStart = Application.InputBox("Please enter the first number:", "Kutools for Excel")
xEnd = Application.InputBox("Please enter the last number:", "Kutools for Excel")
If TypeName(xCount) = "Boolean" Then Exit Sub
If (xStart = "") Or (Not IsNumeric(xStart)) Or (xStart < 1) Then
MsgBox "Error entered, please enter again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
GoTo LInput
Else
xScreen = Application.ScreenUpdating
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
For I = xStart To xEnd
If I Mod 2 = 0 Then
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value = " Company-00" & I + 1
ActiveSheet.Range("A20").Value = " Company-00" & I
Else
ActiveSheet.Range("A20").Value = " Company-00" & I + 1
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value = " Company-00" & I
ActiveSheet.PrintOut
End If
Next
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").ClearContents
ActiveSheet.Range("A20").ClearContents
Application.ScreenUpdating = xScreen
End If
End Sub

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Thanks,
RNS
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Hello RNS,Thank you for your share. If you have four coupons on the same page and continue to next page, please paste the following code in the Module Window.
Public Sub IncrementPrint()
'updateby Extendoffice
Dim resp As Variant, scr As Boolean, i As Long, j As Long

On Error Resume Next
resp = Application.InputBox("Please enter the number of copies you want to print:", "Kutools for Excel")
On Error GoTo 0

If resp = False Then Exit Sub
If resp < 1 Or resp > 100 Then
MsgBox "error entered, please enter again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
Exit Sub
End If

scr = Application.ScreenUpdating
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
j = 0
For i = 1 To resp
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value2 = " Company-00" & i + 0 + j
ActiveSheet.Range("A2").Value2 = " Company-00" & i + 1 + j
ActiveSheet.Range("A3").Value2 = " Company-00" & i + 2 + j
ActiveSheet.Range("A4").Value2 = " Company-00" & i + 3 + j
ActiveSheet.PrintOut
j = j + 3
Next i
ActiveSheet.Range("A1,A2,A3,A4").ClearContents
Application.ScreenUpdating = scr
End Sub

For example, if you want to 2 copies, then the printed paper 1 will be Company-001,Company-002,Company-003,Company-004;and the the printed paper 2 will be Company-005,Company-006,Company-007,Company-008. Please have a try. Have a nice day.
Sincerely,Mandy
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If I have 4 coupons per sheets, what do I have to modify on this code so the number will be incremented between the coupons on the same sheet as well as from every page it prints (i.e: page 1 has coupons # 1 to 4, page 2 has coupons from 5 to 8, etc.)
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Hello Ariane,
Gald to help. If you have four coupons on the same page and continue to next page, please paste the following code in the Module Window.

Public Sub IncrementPrint()
'updateby Extendoffice
Dim resp As Variant, scr As Boolean, i As Long, j As Long

On Error Resume Next
resp = Application.InputBox("Please enter the number of copies you want to print:", "Kutools for Excel")
On Error GoTo 0

If resp = False Then Exit Sub
If resp < 1 Or resp > 100 Then
MsgBox "error entered, please enter again", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
Exit Sub
End If

scr = Application.ScreenUpdating
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
j = 0
For i = 1 To resp
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value2 = " Company-00" & i + 0 + j
ActiveSheet.Range("A2").Value2 = " Company-00" & i + 1 + j
ActiveSheet.Range("A3").Value2 = " Company-00" & i + 2 + j
ActiveSheet.Range("A4").Value2 = " Company-00" & i + 3 + j
ActiveSheet.PrintOut
j = j + 3
Next i
ActiveSheet.Range("A1,A2,A3,A4").ClearContents
Application.ScreenUpdating = scr
End Sub

For example, if you want to 2 copies, then the printed paper 1 will be Company-001,Company-002,Company-003,Company-004;and the the printed paper 2 will be Company-005,Company-006,Company-007,Company-008. Please have a try. Have a nice day.

Sincerely,
Mandy
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Hello Ariane,
Please see my above post 0n 24-Feb-2022
Thanks,RNS
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how can i count on from say number 779?  Thank you for sharing this code and any advice you can offer.
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HIAfter doing the formula and selecting F5 I just get pop up Go to Print Area and then have to put in a reference  and I have tried everything but your pop up asking for how many prints does not come up? Helppppp please
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press F5 in the VB window not the excel window.
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God bless you and your soul man! you are a miracle :))
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