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How to set print area to last row in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-14

In Excel, by default, it will set the whole worksheet until the last row with data as print area. But in this case, I want to print from column A to column C until the last row with data as below screenshot shown, are there any ways to handle it?
doc print last row 1
doc print last row 2

Set print area to the last row with data by Print Selection

Set print area to the last row with data by VBA

Set print area to the last row with data by Print Selection

To print a selection to the last row with data, you can change the print area to the specified selection before printing.

1. Hold Ctrl key then select the columns you want to print. See screenshot:
doc print last row 3

2. Click File > Print, and then choose Print Selection from the Setting section. See screenshot:
doc print last row 4

Set print area to the last row with data

Here I introduce a macro code to do this operation too.

1. Enable the sheet you use, press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, and click Insert > Module. See screenshot.
doc print last row 5

2. Paste below code to the Module script, and press F5 key to run.

VBA: Set Area to last row

    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xRgLRow As Long
    Dim xRgAddress As String
    On Error Resume Next
    xRgAddress = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Select a range:", "KuTools For Excel", xRgAddress, , , , , 8)
    xRgLRow = xRg.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row
    xRgAddress = Left(xRg.Address(1, 1), Len(xRg.Address(1, 1)) - 2)
    xRgAddress = xRgAddress & xRgLRow
    ActiveSheet.PageSetup.PrintArea = xRgAddress
End Sub

doc print last row 6

3. A dialog pops out to remind you to select column range you want to use. See screenshot:
doc print last row 7

4. Click OK, the print area has been set.

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