Microsoft KB Archive/172320
Article ID: 172320
Article Last Modified on 8/17/2005
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q172320
In the versions of Microsoft Excel listed above, if you run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that attempts to set or get the page setup properties for any sheet in a workbook, you may receive either of the following error messages
where <x> is any of the following words:
BlackAndWhite Order BottomMargin Orientation CenterFooter PaperSize CenterHeader PrintArea CenterHorizontally PrintComments CenterVertically PrintGridlines ChartSize PrintHeadings Draft PrintNotes FirstPageNumber PrintTitleColumns FitToPagesTall PrintTitleRows FitToPagesWide RightFooter FooterMargin RightHeader HeaderMargin RightMargin LeftFooter TopMargin LeftHeader Zoom LeftMargin
This problem occurs when there are no printer drivers installed on your computer. Microsoft Excel cannot set or get page setup properties if no printer drivers are installed.
This behavior is by design of Microsoft Excel.
To prevent this problem from occurring, install a printer driver on your computer. Use the appropriate method for your situation:
- In Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 3.x, and Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0, use the Printers option in Control Panel to add and remove printer drivers.
- In Microsoft Windows NT version 3.x, use the Print Manager to add and remove printer drivers.
In Microsoft Excel, page setup properties are only useful when you print or print preview one or more sheets in a workbook. Because of this, you cannot change or return most page setup properties unless at least one printer driver is installed as the default printer.
If you click Page Setup on the File menu when no printer drivers are installed, you receive the following error message:
Just as you cannot access the Page Setup dialog box in this case, you cannot access the properties in the dialog box programmatically.
Additional query words: XL97 XL7 XL5 3.1 3.11 3.5 3.51 5.00c 7.00a XL
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