How to Print Selected Areas of an Excel Worksheet

By Techwalla Computers Editor

Sometimes you only want to print part of a spreadsheet, particularly if you're working with a large one. These steps work with Microsoft Excel 97.

Things You'll Need

  • Excel Book
  • Microsoft Excel

Step 1

Start Microsoft Excel and open the file you want to change.

Step 2

Drag to highlight the cells you want to print.

Step 3

Open the File menu and select Print.

Step 4

In the "Print what" box, click Selection.

Step 5

Select OK to print your selection.

Tips & Warnings

  • Selecting Active Sheet will print the worksheet that is currently active.
  • Selecting Print Preview will display what you are going to print before the printer is activated.