Okay--not a hub pages related question, but I need help with Excel

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 18 months ago

    I use the old Office 2K version of MS Excel, and it's giving me fits.

    I need to create a sign-in sheet for an event, and I canNOT make the damned thing print out a page that I set up with columns and rows, neatly lined for folks to write upon.

    Surely, there MUST be a way to force it to print out the entire blank form, instead of the single row dead off in the middle of an otherwise blank page??!!

    I need it to print out all of the lines for each row, and the column dividing lines, but without anything filled in to any of the cells.

    HELP!  Is this even doable?

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      @ DzyMsLizzy, smile I will bet you the farm that Marisa will know what you need to help you.

    2. Jason mackenzie profile image67
      Jason mackenzieposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, I would recommend adding borders to your cells on the excel sheet...but hey - looks like it already worked for you!!!

  2. solardoll24 profile image70
    solardoll24posted 18 months ago

    I think I may understand what you are saying. You see the boxes on the screen but they don't show up when you print? If this is the case, you will need to go to each cell and left click it to add borders which create the boxes?

  3. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 18 months ago

    Yes, to print out empty cells, you need to give them borders. Highlight the entire area you want to print. Look up to the toolbar for the border button (it probably looks like a square divided into four). Click on the drop-down arrow and the border options will come up. Look for the one as described above - a sort of window pane effect.

    Another trick is to go to the very last cell that you want to print and place a period in it... like this


  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 18 months ago

    Okay!  Thanks much!  I'll try that for sure!

  5. ILoveLegosToo profile image84
    ILoveLegosTooposted 18 months ago

    There use to be a way to set the Print Range.  You highlight the cells you want printed and then when you go to print it only prints that range.

    The other way is to select all the cells you need printed and the on the printer options screen select the option to Print Selection instead of printing a page.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I tried that first; print selection gave me a blank page with only the headers and footers, and a single set of cells in the exact geographic center of the page!

      HOWever, I did try the 'borders' option, and that did work!  YAY!  So, I now have my sign-in sheets.  Thank you so very much, Bev!!

  6. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 18 months ago

    The easier way to make a form for people to fill out is to use a table in Word.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I tried to do that, also, and could not make it work worth hang. sad

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        The trick with tables in Word is to change your settings so that it shows all the non-printing marks. Then you can see exactly what's happening.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
          DzyMsLizzyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          ....and I don't know how to do that, either! :-(

  7. simplehappylife profile image84
    simplehappylifeposted 18 months ago

    If you still need help with this, just message me what kind of sheet you need (the particulars of what you are needing).  I believe I can make you one pretty quick smile 

    Then you can just save it and write over it if you need to make a different one.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks very much for the kind offer.  I was able to get it to work in Excel, thanks to Bev's advice on 'how to.'  ;-)


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