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Excel Page Setup Dialog Box – Page Tab Settings
Excel Page Setup Dialog Box – Page Tab

Excel Page Setup Dialog Box – Page Tab

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Using the Page Setup Dialog Box

The page tab in the Page Setup Dialog Box has three areas of printing options.

  1. Orientation – Allows you to print sheets sideways (Landscape view). Very useful for spreadsheets that are just a bit too wide to print using the default portrait view.

  2. Scaling – Allows you to adjust the size of the worksheet you are printing. Most often used for shrinking an Excel worksheet to fit on fewer sheets or magnifying a small worksheet to make it easier to read.

  3. Paper Size and Print Quality
    • Paper size – is adjusted most often to accommodate larger worksheets such as changing from the default letter size (8 ½ X 11 inches) to legal size (8 ½ X 14 inches).

    • Print quality – has to do with the number of dots per inch (dpi) of ink that are used in printing a page. The higher the dpi number, the higher the quality the print job will be.

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