Print all embedded charts programmatically on a worksheet in Excel


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In Microsoft Excel, you can create a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that prints all embedded charts in an Excel worksheet. Each chart is printed on a separate page.

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  1. Start Excel, and then open the workbook containing the worksheet with the embedded charts.

  2. Press ALT+F11 to start the Visual Basic Editor.

  3. On the Insert menu, click Module.

  4. In the module sheet, type or paste the following code:

    Sub PrintEmbeddedCharts()
         Dim ChartList As Integer
         Dim X As Integer
         ' Variable chartlist stores a count of all embedded charts.
         ChartList = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Count
         ' Increments the counter variable 'X' in a loop.
         For X = 1 To ChartList
             ' Selects the chart object.
             ' Makes chart active.
             ' Prints one copy of active chart.
             ActiveChart.PrintOut Copies:=1
    End Sub
  5. On the File menu, click Close and Return to Microsoft Excel.

  6. Select the worksheet that contains the embedded charts.

  7. on the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros.

  8. In the Macro name list, click PrintEmbeddedCharts, and then click Run.