Excel experts. Help!

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by HelloCleveland!, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. HelloCleveland!

    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    22,837
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    6,701
    Likes Received:
    8,517
    I'm an Excel novice. I have a spreadsheet with 2249 rows x 4 columns of data.

    Even at 8 point text, printing all this out will take 39 pages.

    How can I print this out to create 2 columns on each sheet?
    For example: on sheet 1, rows 1-50 of the 4 columns will print on the left side, rows 51-100 of the 4 columns will print on the right side. Sheet 2 will have rows 101-150 on the left, 151-200 on the right. And so on...
     
  2. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Gold

    Reputations:
    23,229
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    74,061
    Likes Received:
    47,893
    Get some scissors and glue. Cut them out and glue side by side.
     
    banksy, Lemmy, Teeney and 2 others like this.
  3. HelloCleveland!

    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    22,837
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    6,701
    Likes Received:
    8,517
    You ate paste, didn't you?
     
    Teeney likes this.
  4. walterHwhite

    walterHwhite Heisenberg

    Reputations:
    5,158
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,988
    Likes Received:
    5,831
    That's pretty easy
     
  5. Chief

    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

    Reputations:
    39,302
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    48,621
    Likes Received:
    23,279
    It's been awhile since I've done any Excel formatting but i think you use the page layout tab and then selection pane to move your cells.
     
  6. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Gold

    Reputations:
    23,229
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    74,061
    Likes Received:
    47,893
    Yes :nojj:
     
  7. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    310,002
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    206,497
    Likes Received:
    143,105
    [​IMG]
     
  8. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Hors d'oeuvre Addict VIP

    Reputations:
    2,187
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    12,513
    Likes Received:
    1,653
    No idea how to do it on Excel, but check out a FinePrint. It lets you print up to 4 pages on one. Saves a ton of paper. I think they have a free trial version.
     
  9. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

    Reputations:
    77,849
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    34,664
    Likes Received:
    43,102
  10. BleedingGums

    BleedingGums Fesh Fox Faggot VIP

    Reputations:
    38,298
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    43,121
    Likes Received:
    7,372
    JPEG it
     
    Chriza and banksy like this.
  11. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    49,813
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    71,573
    Likes Received:
    29,703
    it sounds like you have your page setup set to 132 columns instead of 80.
     
  12. banksy

    banksy Doritos housing hillbilly VIP

    Reputations:
    25,972
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    80,130
    Likes Received:
    11,105
    You're going to need some pliers and a set of 30 weight ball bearings.
     
  13. HelloCleveland!

    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    22,837
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    6,701
    Likes Received:
    8,517
    You got it. I've got it prepared with some 3-in-one oil and gauze pads.
     
    O Face likes this.
  14. HelloCleveland!

    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    22,837
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    6,701
    Likes Received:
    8,517
    Hey, thanks! Problem solved.
     
  15. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

    Reputations:
    77,849
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    34,664
    Likes Received:
    43,102
    :toptip:
     
  16. banksy

    banksy Doritos housing hillbilly VIP

    Reputations:
    25,972
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    80,130
    Likes Received:
    11,105
    [​IMG]
     
    O Face likes this.
  17. zhukov

    zhukov Time Traveler VIP

    Reputations:
    42,171
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    36,188
    Likes Received:
    19,192
    move the lower portions of the columns over to the right and fill the page that way.

    you should be able to get several sets of columns that way, which will decrease the number of pages.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
    O Face likes this.
  18. HelloCleveland!

    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    22,837
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    6,701
    Likes Received:
    8,517
    That would work if I just want to print without regard to formatting or future work in the spreadsheet. Moving the cells over will prevent me from still being able to sort the data as a whole.
     
  19. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    8,161
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    23,232
    Likes Received:
    8,095
    SUM=B:46,X:627
     
  20. Tranquil

    Tranquil Decent! VIP

    Reputations:
    41,913
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    21,512
    Likes Received:
    13,125
    Have you tried plotting to a PDF at 8.5x11 first? That way you can see for sure how the prints will turn out, then from that pdf if it worked right, just make your prints. That has worked for me in the past.

    Edit: make sure your settings are set to Print to Screen when you use 8.5x11 or whatever paper size you're using.