Microsoft KB Archive/48144
Batch Printing of Files from Excel
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Excel for Windows, versions 2.x, 3.0, 4.0, 4.0a
- Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, versions 2.x, 3.0, 4.0
The following macro prints a batch of files that are all found in the same directory. It requests a directory name and then prints all the files in that directory.
A1: Batch Print A2: =INPUT("Input the Directory of the files to print",2,"Batch Print Directory") A3: =DIRECTORY(A2) A4: =COLUMNS(FILES("*.xl?")) A5: =FOR("count",1,A4,1) A6: =OPEN(INDEX(FILES("*.xl?"),count),FALSE,FALSE) A7: =PRINT() A8: =CLOSE() A9: =NEXT() A10: =RETURN()
If you are using Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, you need to change lines A4 and A6 as follows: '
If the directory contains more than 20 files and you are using versions of Microsoft Excel with Microsoft Windows 2.x or the run-time Microsoft Excel, the spooler should be disabled through the WIN.INI file by setting spooler=no. If you are using Microsoft Windows 3.0 or greater, remove the check in the Use Print Manager check box in the Printers dialog box in the Microsoft Windows 3.0 Control Panel.
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Last Reviewed: July 29, 1999