Workbook.ExportAsFixedFormat Method (Excel)

The ExportAsFixedFormat method is used to publish a workbook to either the PDF or XPS format.

Syntax

expression. ExportAsFixedFormat( _Type_ , _Filename_ , _Quality_ , _IncludeDocProperties_ , _IgnorePrintAreas_ , _From_ , _To_ , _OpenAfterPublish_ , _FixedFormatExtClassPtr_ )

expression A variable that represents a Workbook , Sheet , Chart , or Range object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Type Required XlFixedFormatType Can be either xlTypePDF or xlTypeXPS .
Filename Optional Variant A string that indicates the name of the file to be saved. You can include a full path or Excel saves the file in the current folder.
Quality Optional Variant Can be set to either xlQualityStandard or xlQualityMinimum .
IncludeDocProperties Optional Variant Set to True to indicate that document properties should be included or set to False to indicate that they are omitted.
IgnorePrintAreas Optional Variant If set to True , ignores any print areas set when publishing. If set to False , will use the print areas set when publishing.
From Optional Variant The number of the page at which to start publishing. If this argument is omitted, publishing starts at the beginning.
To Optional Variant The number of the last page to publish. If this argument is omitted, publishing ends with the last page
OpenAfterPublish Optional Variant If set to True displays file in viewer after it is published. If set to False the file is published but not displayed.
FixedFormatExtClassPtr Optional Variant Pointer to the FixedFormatExt class.

Example

The following example creates the PDF at standard quality in the current file?s directory and displays file in viewer after it is published.

Note An error will occur if the PDF add-in is not currently installed.

ActiveWorkbook.ExportAsFixedFormat Type:=xlTypePDF FileName:="sales.pdf" Quality:=xlQualityStandard DisplayFileAfterPublish:=True 

See also

Workbook Object