How to Print All Columns on One Page in Excel 2013

It can be very difficult to manage a large, printed-out Excel spreadsheet when you have columns, rows and data that are all spread out across multiple pages. We have previously written about how to print an entire Excel spreadsheet on one page in Excel 2010, but this might not be a practical option for larger spreadsheets, as it will make the text very small. However, you can modify the printout of an Excel 2013 spreadsheet to only print all of your columns on one page, allowing documents with a large number of rows to be printed on multiple pages, just without any stray columns showing up on their own pages. So continue reading below to learn how print all of your columns on one page in Excel 2013.

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Fit all Spreadsheet Columns on One Page in Excel 2013

 

This option is best left for situations where your spreadsheet might otherwise print some extra pages with only a handful of columns on them. There is only a finite amount of space on a page, and the Excel print utility is going to reduce the size of the columns to force them all into that space. So while you may be tempted to force a 90 column spreadsheet to one page, the results may not be very useful. But you can experiment with the steps below to see how your document will look when you print all of the columns on one page, then you can check in Print Preview to see if you are happy with the result.

 

Step 1: Open your spreadsheet in Excel 2013.

 

Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

Click the File tab

Click the File tab

 

 

Step 3: Click the Print option in the column at the left side of the window.

Click the Print option

Click the Print option

 

 

Step 4: Click the No Scaling option at the bottom of the window, then click the Fit All Columns on One Page option.

Select the Fit all Columns on One Page option

Select the Fit all Columns on One Page option

 

 

Check the Print Preview panel at the right side of the window to see if you are happy with the result. This option may not work for a lot of spreadsheets, but can come in handy when you just need to conserve a small amount of space.

 

If you’ve always seen the PivotTable option in Excel 2013 and wondered if it was useful, read this article on Excel 2013 PivotTables. They can come in very handy when you need to summarize a large amount of data.

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