Printing your Microsoft Excel 2010 documents
When you’re using Microsoft Excel 2010, printing is not as easy as it is on Microsoft Word 2010. On Microsoft Word 2010, it is as simple as selecting the option ‘Print’ and give the number of copies that you need to get a printed copy of the document. In Microsoft Excel 2010 things get little confusing when the tables that we need to print are really wide. That’s why people use the option to set the print margins in Microsoft Excel 2010.
Adjusting the Margins
You need to adjust the print margins because if the table is wide for a page, some of the columns would be printed on another page which breaks the continuity of the table and puts the reader in confusion. So let’s see how the margins can be adjusted before taking a printout of a Microsoft Excel 2010 document. You can find the option to change the margins in Microsoft Excel 2010 in the ‘File’ tab that is on the Ribbon. Once you click ‘File’ you need to select the option ‘Print’ to start the process. You have to select an option called ‘Normal Margins’ that you have to select. A drop down menu would appear on the screen after you select that option.
Selecting the right size
After you select that option you would be shown couple of pre-set margins that you can choose from. If those margins are not fit for the document that you are about to print, you should select the option ‘Custom Margins’. Once you select that option a window would appear on your screen which is called the ‘Page setup’ window. On that window, you can choose your customized margins that will ensure that the printouts that you take of the document are proper and display the complete table properly. If the table is too wide, you can also change the orientation of the printout from ‘Portrait’ to ‘Landscape’ for better results.
This is how you can change the margins for your Microsoft Excel 2010 documents to ensure that they are printed properly.