Print area

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Print area may refer to any of the following:

1. In a spreadsheet, the print area is a designated part of the spreadsheet to be printed, which is most useful when you print a certain section or group of cells frequently.

You can set the Print Area by highlighting the cells you want to include, then go to Page Layout tab. In the Page Setup group of functions, click on the Print Area option and then click Set Print Area. When you print the spreadsheet going forward, only that Print Area will be printed. You can add additional cells by selecting the cells you want to add, then repeating the steps above. To clear the Print Area, instead of clicking on Set Print Area, click on Clear Print Area.

Microsoft Excel print area

2. Other programs allow you to print the selected area. Highlighting the text or other objects you want to print and then choosing Print Selection or just Selection from the print menu that appears when clicking print.

Printable area, Software terms, Spreadsheet, Spreadsheet terms