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Microsoft Excel Video Tutorials For Beginners

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Enter Credit Card Numbers In Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Make Gantt Chart in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: Pivot Tables

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Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to use data filtering in MS Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Concatenate Function to Join Cells Together

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to create graphs in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Insert Cells in Data Tables in MS ExceI

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert Values From One Measurement System to Another

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert Numbers to Text

Excel Tips For Noobs: How To Add Diagonal or Crossed Lines to a Cell

Excel Tips Tutorials: How to Make A Pie Chart in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips: How to Solve Circularity Errors With Iterations

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Use Vlookup in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to use SUMIF, COUNTIF and AVERAGEIF Functions in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Conditional Format in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Connect Links to Excel Worksheets

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Write Formulas In Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Find and Replace Values in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: VBA Visual Basic for Application For Beginners in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Trim, Upper, Lower and Proper In Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert a PDF File to Editable Excel File

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Find and Select Content or Cells in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Merge Styles and Themes of Old and New Excel Versions 2003 2007 2010 2013

Excel Tips Tutorial: Microsoft Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Draw a Line Through a Word in Excel - Strikethrough

Excel Tips Tutorial: Horizontal Text Alignment in Excel (General, Left, Center, Right, Fill, Justify, Center across Selection and Distributed)

Excel Tips Tutorial: Vertical Alignment in Excel (Top, Center, Bottom, Justify, and Distributed)

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Display Text at a 45 Degree Angle (Diagonal Text)

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to add a Background Image (Picture) to an Excel Worksheet

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Format Painter to Copy and Paste Cell Formats

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Cell Styles to Format Cells

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Change the Default Style of an Entire Excel Workbook Using Cell Styles

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Create Your Own New Cell Style in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: Understanding and Applying Themes in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Pin Important Excel File to the Recent Files List

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Add Folders to the Favorites List in the Open Dialog Box

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Save Excel Workbook Files

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Change the Default File Type to Save Excel Workbooks

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Open and Recover an Unsaved Excel File

Excel Tips Tutorial: Rules for Filenames in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Print Only an Excel Chart without Printing out the Entire Worksheet

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Remove Formula Error-Checking Smart Tags

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Stop Automatically Creating Calculated Columns in Excel Tables

How to Name an Excel Table

Excel 2013 Tutorial: How to Refer to a Named Cell as a Constant

Excel Concatenate Function Tutorial - How to Join Text in Excel

How to Use If Else If Function in Excel 2013 - Nested If Function in Microsoft Excel

Excel Worksheets Tutorial for Microsoft Excel 2013

Absolute, Relative and Mixed Cell Reference Excel Tutorial

Excel 2013 Tutorial Creating and Opening Workbooks in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 Tutorial The Function Library

How to Share Workbooks in Excel 2013 Tutorial

Save and Save As Excel 2013 Tutorial

How to Recover Unsaved Files in Excel 2013 with the Auto Saved Feature

How to Export Excel Files to PDF Other Different File Types

Basic Excel 2013 Functions Tutorial

Excel Tutorial How to Use Nested Functions

How to Use GoTo Special in Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel Page Layout Tutorial

Microsoft Excel Tutorial Page Breaks, Headers and Footers

Excel 2013 Tutorial How to Format Fonts in Excel

How to Create a Custom List in Excel Tutorial

Data Validation Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial - How to Restrict Entering Data in a Cell

Understanding Excel Charts Tutorial

How to Create a Basic Chart in Excel Step by Step Tutorial

How to Create and Use a Pivot Table in Microsoft Excel 2013 - Excel Pivot Table Tutorial

How to Pivot Data with Excel Pivot Tables Tutorial

How to Create a Macro in Microsoft Excel 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013 Worksheet Template Tutorial How to Create

Drop Down Lists Tutorial in Excel 2013

How to Reference Formulas and Data on other Excel Worksheets Worksheets Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel Data Forms Tutorial Microsoft Excel 2013

How to Insert Drawing Objects into your Excel Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel LOOKUP Function Tutorial Microsoft Excel 2013

Excel Workbook and Worksheet Objects Tutorial

Excel Tutorial: Variables in Microsoft Excel Visual Basic Application (VBA)

Excel VBA Tutorial: If Then and Else Statement in Microsoft Excel (VBA) Visual Basic Application

Excel Events Tutorial: Visual Basic Application Evens in Microsoft Excel 2013


Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Save Files in Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Change the Default File Type to Save Excel Workbook Files

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Pin and Unpin Excel Files to the Recent Files List

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Add Folders and Files to the Favorite Files List in the Open Dialog Box

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Versions, AutoRecover and Recovering Unsaved Excel Files

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Protect and Excel Workbook File with a Password

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Use File Document Properties (meta-data) to add Document Descriptions, Organize, Locate and Open Excel Workbook Files

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Workbook Info Options (Security Warning, Compatibility, Protect Workbook, Inspect Workbook, Versions)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Print a Single Worksheet Using Page Break Preview

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Add the Quick Print Button to the Quick Access Toolbar

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Use the Page Layout View to Work with and Print Excel Worksheets

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Use Print Preview to Preview and Adjust Column Width and Margins

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Add the Print Preview Full Screen Command Button to the Quick Access Toolbar

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Print Settings and Page Setup


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Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Print Settings and Page Setup

You may get by printing your worksheets using the Quick Print button in the quick access toolbar but there may also be times that you have to make changes to the default printer settings.
Excel 2013 tutorial Print Settings

What to Print

The first option in the printer settings is the “What to Print” option. Here Excel offers you four options, Print Active Sheets, Print Entire Workbook, Print Selections, and Print Selected Table.

  • Print Active Sheets: This prints only that active worksheet. Only the used space of the worksheet will be printed, not every single row and column.
  • Print Entire Workbook: If you select this your entire workbook will be printed. This means that every sheet that is used will be printed instead of only the active sheet. Only the used part of the worksheets will be printed, not every single available cell.
  • Print Selection: If this options is selected then only the cells or range of cells that is selected will be printed. If you select multiple ranges of cells, each range of cells will be printed on its own individual sheet of paper.
  • Print Selected Table: This option is only available if you cursor is pointing at an Excel table.


What to Print, Active Worksheet, Entire Workbook, Print Selections


Printing on One or Both Sides of Paper

The next option in the printer settings is to print 1-sided or 2-sided copies. Here you have three options, Print One Sided, Print on Both Side (Flip pages on long edge), and Print on Both Sides (Flip pages on short edge).

  • Print One Sided: If you choose this option each page will be printed on one side of its own individual sheet of paper. The other side will be blank.
  • Print on Both Side (Flip pages on long edge): If you choose this option each printed sheet of paper will contain two pages. The first printed sheet of paper will have Page 1 on one side and Page 2 on the other. Since the pages are flipped on the long edge you each sheet of paper could be flipped from right to left like a book.
  • Print on Both Side (Flip pages on short edge): Each printed sheet of paper will contain two pages. Since the pages are flipped on the short edge you could flip the pages from bottom to top.

Collated and Uncollated

Many times you may need to print out several copies of your work in Excel. You can use the collated or uncollated option to specify how you want these pages to be printed out. If you are printing out multiple copies and choose collate then each set of copies will be printed out in order as an individual set. For example if your work consists of three pages, then the first three printed sheets of paper will be page 1, 2 & 3 of the first set of copies. If you are printing five copies and choose uncollated then the first five pages printed will all be the first page of each copy and the next five pages printed will be page 2 of your work in Excel and so on…

Page Orientation

There are two options under page orientation Portrait and Landscape. Portrait is the most common method of printing out work in Excel. If you choose portrait your work will be printed so that the short edges of the paper will be the top and bottom of the page. If you choose Landscape then you work will be printed so that the long edges of the paper are the top and bottom of the page. If you have tables and charts that are longer horizontally than they are vertically, it would probably be best to change your page orientation to landscape to maximize the use of each sheet of paper.

You can also change the page orientation by going to Page Layout > and clicking the Orientation button in the Page Setup group.

Choose Paper Size

This option is self-explanatory. Here you just need to select the size of the paper you are using to print your work. Your work will be printed according to the size of paper you are using. If you are printing on an envelope then the printed version will be printed out smaller that if it was printed out on legal paper. You can also change the page orientation by going to Page Layout > and clicking the Size button in the Page Setup group.

Margins

Margins are the unprinted areas on the edges of a printed page of paper. For example, if a page did not have margins then you would start reading the page from the very very top left corner until you reached the end of the page at the very very bottom right corner. This is possible, but it is unpleasant and unnecessary unless of course your professor lets you print out one and only one cheat sheet for an exam. Then you might want to make use of as much space as possible.

There are three main ways to change your margin settings:
  • Go to File > Print and it will be listed under Settings.
  • Click on the Page Layout tab and in the Page Setup group click the Margins button. A drop down list will appear with margin settings options.
  • Open the Page Setup dialog box by going to Page Setup and click on the Dialog Box Launcher button which is located in the bottom right corner of the Page Setup, Scale to Fit, and Sheet Options groups. Once the Page Setup dialog box appears, select the Margins tab and here you can adjust your page margins using the spinner buttons. Any changes you make to the margins here will be considered customized and will appear as the Last Custom Setting.

  • Custom Margins Page Setup dialog box



There are three basic margin options. When printing out your Excel work you can choose normal margins, wide margins and narrow margins. When thinking of a sheet of paper in terms of margins, there are 7 areas, the top, bottom, left, right, header, footer and finally the main area where the work is actually printed. All of these areas can be adjusted if you want to customize your margin settings. You can customize your margin settings manually in the print preview section or by using the page setup dialog box.

Adjusting Margins Using Print Preview

To customize your margins using print preview click on the show margins button which is located in the bottom right of the print preview area when using it in backstage view. When you choose to show margins in the print preview area there are handles on the edges of the page that allow you to manually customize margins.

how to customize margins using print preview

Find the next tutorial in the links below.


Excel For Noobs Tutorial: A Description of the Different Parts of an Excel Workbook

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: The Excel Ribbon Tabs, Commands and Buttons

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Navigate Through an Excel Workbook

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Types of Data and How to Enter Data into Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Erase Edit and Replace Data in Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Order of Operation

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Use and Combine Formulas in Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How To Style Your Workbook Using Borders

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Add Fill Color to a Cell

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Format Font in Microsoft Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Align Text, Merge Cells, and Format Numbers

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: A Step by Step Creation of a Sales Report and Forecast

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Conditional Formatting Introduction

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Insert Charts, Chart Tools and Chart Formats For 2007, 2010 and 2013

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to use Page Layout and Print in Excel

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