Printing Just One Spreadsheet Column And Row


Q. I’ve got a problem that sounds simple, but I just can’t find a solution. From a complex spreadsheet that contains many rows and columns and many formulas that affect the cells in these rows and columns, my boss wants me to print just one of the rows and one of the columns on a single sheet of paper. She wants to see where the information “crosses.” I tried copying the single row and column to another worksheet but lost the formula relationships. And then I considered linking the data, but that’s cumbersome. Any ideas?

A. There are several ways to accomplish your goal, but it seems to me, as always, the simplest is usually the best. I’d suggest you just hide the columns and rows you don’t want to show on the printed paper. And the easiest way to hide it is to color the font white so it won’t print.

To do that, highlight the areas you want to hide, right-click and then click on Format Cells, bringing up this screen:

Then click on the Color menu and select white.



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