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    Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

    I have certain cells that have the fill and font color the same color. Each of these cells contains a value which I do not want displayed ie the same fill and font color.

    When I print the cell contents is printed. Is there some way to not have the contents printed?

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    Re: Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

    1. Do you have a black-and-white printer? In that case, it'll probably work dependably only if you set both font and fill color either to white or to black.
    2. The Black-and-White option in File | Page Setup... should be unchecked.

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    Re: Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

    Hans,

    Printing is done on a black and white printer. I check and I do have the Black-and-White option unchecked.

    John

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    Re: Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

    John,

    Have you tried white text on a white (or transparent) background? If that doesn't work either, I'm afraid I'm out of ideas. Using the same font and fill color is a well-known and often used trick to hide cell contents.

    (If you have an entire row or column of cells you don't want to print, you can set the row height or column width to 0)

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    Re: Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

    See if under the Page Setup, Options dialog (which is in effect your Printer Driver Settings stuff) you have an option like "Print text as black" which option I have on the office HP Laserjet 5, buried under Finishing tab | Print Quality | Details, make sure it is unchecked. If that isn't it, I'm with Hans, out of ideas.
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    Re: Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

    You can format the cells with the custom format ";;;" this should hide the display and it won't matter what color they are and since nothing is displayed there is nothing to print.

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    Re: Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

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    Re: Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

    Or you weren't looking for a solution outside the "printer problem". I find it amazing how certain things are triggered and not triggered in memory. I have answered problems with some tips/tricks and then someone suggests something differently, I think of several other solutions that had NOT even entered my mind before it was triggered.

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    Re: Do Not Print Formatted Cells (97: SR2)

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