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Hi Tom

I have a macro in my personal workbook that formats a downloaded spreadsheet in a particular way, and now I would like to add printing instructions to that macro.  What I need to do is capture the print area (which will change each time the spreadsheet is downloaded from Navision), choose the landscape orientation, and then print the spreadsheet.  I have tried to record this, but the recording is putting in a definate print area, ie A1 to I23, even though I used the Shift End Arrow Down commands to highlight the print range.  The print area will be a different length each time I download the spreadsheet (although the width will be the same (A to I).  Do you know some code which will do this?




Sub ABC()
Dim r As Range
Set r = Range("A1:I" & Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row)
ActiveSheet.PageSetup.PrintArea = r.Address(1, 1, xlA1, True)
ActiveSheet.PageSetup.Orientation = xlLandscape
End Sub

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Tom Ogilvy


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