In Excel we can opt to print out with very narrow margins through its interface. We can do the same thing with Excel Macros, you can print with a narrow margin, or even customize the margin values so that it will be constant every time!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Prints out with narrow margins then shows the print dialog

Copy Source Code:

Sub PrintWithNarrowMargin()

'Set the Margins to be narrow and print it out
With ActiveSheet.PageSetup
.HeaderMargin= Application.InchesToPoints(0.3)
.FooterMargin= Application.InchesToPoints(0.3)
.LeftMargin= Application.InchesToPoints(0.25)
.RightMargin= Application.InchesToPoints(0.25)
.TopMargin= Application.InchesToPoints(0.75)
.BottomMargin= Application.InchesToPoints(0.75)
End With

Application.Dialogs(xlDialogPrint).Show

End Sub

Final Result: 

Exercise Workbook:

DOWNLOAD EXCEL WORKBOOK


This is our data table:

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

 

Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.

The Print Dialog is shown. Click OK once settings are good.

With just one click, you have now printed out with narrow margins!

 

 

How to Print with a Narrow Margin Using Macros In Excel

 

HELPFUL RESOURCE:

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