Print multiple selections on one sheet

 2000-02-04    Printing    0    59

If you select multiple cell ranges on one sheet and tries to print out selected cells you will get one sheet for each of the selected areas. The following example macro will print all the selected areas on one sheet, except if the areas are too large to fit in one sheet.

Sub PrintSelectedCells()
' prints selected cells, use from a toolbar button or a menu
Dim aCount As Integer, cCount As Integer, rCount As Integer
Dim i As Integer, j As Long, aRange As String
Dim rHeight() As Single, cWidth() As Single
Dim AWB As Workbook, NWB As Workbook
    If UCase(TypeName(ActiveSheet)) <> "WORKSHEET" Then Exit Sub 
    ' useful only in worksheets
    aCount = Selection.Areas.Count
    If aCount = 0 Then Exit Sub ' no cells selected
    cCount = Selection.Areas(1).Cells.Count
    If aCount > 1 Then ' multiple areas selected
        Application.ScreenUpdating = False
        Application.StatusBar = "Printing " & aCount & " selected areas..."
        Set AWB = ActiveWorkbook
        rCount = ActiveSheet.Cells.SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row
        cCount = ActiveSheet.Cells.SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Column
        ReDim rHeight(rCount)
        ReDim cWidth(cCount)
        For i = 1 To rCount 
            ' find the row height of every row in the selection
            rHeight(i) = Rows(i).RowHeight
        Next i
        For i = 1 To cCount 
            ' find the column width of every column in the selection
            cWidth(i) = Columns(i).ColumnWidth
        Next i
        Set NWB = Workbooks.Add ' create a new workbook
        For i = 1 To rCount ' set row heights
            Rows(i).RowHeight = rHeight(i)
        Next i
        For i = 1 To cCount ' set column widths
            Columns(i).ColumnWidth = cWidth(i)
        Next i
        For i = 1 To aCount
            AWB.Activate
            aRange = Selection.Areas(i).Address 
            ' the range address
            Range(aRange).Copy ' copying the range
            NWB.Activate
            With Range(aRange) ' pastes values and formats
                .PasteSpecial Paste:=xlValues, Operation:=xlNone, _
                    SkipBlanks:=False, Transpose:=False
                .PasteSpecial Paste:=xlFormats, Operation:=xlNone, _
                    SkipBlanks:=False, Transpose:=False
            End With
            Application.CutCopyMode = False
        Next i
        NWB.PrintOut
        NWB.Close False ' close the temporary workbook without saving
        Application.StatusBar = False
        AWB.Activate
        Set AWB = Nothing
        Set NWB = Nothing
    Else
        If cCount < 10 Then ' less than 10 cells selected
            If MsgBox("Are you sure you want to print " & _
                cCount & " selected cells ?", _
                vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "Print celected cells") = vbNo Then Exit Sub
        End If
        Selection.PrintOut
    End If
End Sub


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