Microsoft KB Archive/51066

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Excel: Printing Different Number of Rows from Same Document

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, versions 2.2, 3.0, 4.0


The selection of installed fonts available when a Microsoft Excel version 2.20, 3.00 or 4.00 worksheet is printed can affect the row heights on the printed document. When the same document is printed from machines with different sizes of installed fonts, the number of rows per page might differ. This is true even when the font used on the worksheet is installed on both machines; the presence or absence of fonts in the larger sizes may still affect the row height.

This occurs because of the way in which Excel scales fonts -- Excel uses scaled, larger sized fonts for greater precision.


This behavior can be reproduced as follows:

  1. Boot up the computer with a System that contains only the fonts required by the System and Times 12.
  2. Create an Excel worksheet at least one page in length, formatting it as Times 12.
  3. Print the worksheet on a LaserWriter.
  4. Add large sizes of Times (48, 56) to the System being used.
  5. Reprint the Excel worksheet. The two printouts will contain different numbers of rows. The characters within cells do not differ in size, but close inspection will show that the heights of the rows vary slightly.

Additional query words: 2.20 2.21 3.0 4.00

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Last Reviewed: March 15, 1999
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