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This allows the user of your VBA application VBA code to convert file to PDF with. Excel VBA - Save As PDF Files. In Excel and later, you can export a sheet, or a group of sheets, as a PDF file. This tutorial shows sample. If it's a matter of just opening PDF to send some keys to it then why not try this. Sub Sample() resourceone.infoHyperlink "C:\resourceone.info" End Sub.

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Hi,. I want to read PDF files Data in Text, Table & Diagram format read whole data from pdf file. Does anyone have any idea or code so give me. Learn how to use VBA code to save Excel worksheets, charts, and entire workbooks as PDF files. 0down votefavorite I was reading from a forum thread: resourceone.info thread/ and started experimenting with it. But I think the.

How to Convert Excel to PDF Using VBA

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How to Search a PDF for a String Using VBA for Excel

Had I omitted any of these parameters, the effect would have been as follows:. You can also set OpenAfterPublish to False. In this case, the published PDF file isn't displayed.

However, notice some of the effects of the additional parameters that I included in this second macro:.

Overall, the explanations and examples in the sections above show most of what you need to know about the ExportAsFixedFormat VBA method. You may notice, however, that there are a few things that you can't fix with the ExportAsFixedFormat method alone. This includes, among others, one that I mention above:.

The page layout isn't properly adjusted. Therefore, the resulting PDF file only shows the first 4 columns of the table within the original Excel source file. The last column which corresponds to Favorite Food Ingredient in the example above is missing.

There are many ways in which you can use other VBA constructs to create more complex and sophisticated macros to save Excel files as PDF. I show you some of the constructs you can use in the following sections, along with some further examples.

Let's start by taking a look at how you can solve the issue I mention above: Within Excel, whenever you need to manually adjust the page setup before printing an Excel file or saving it as PDF, you go to the Page Setup dialog box. Whenever you're working with Visual Basic for Applications, you can use the Page Setup object for purposes of modifying any page setup attributes.

The reason for this is that, as explained at the Microsoft Dev Center in the webpage I link to above , the Page Setup object:. As a consequence of this, the list of properties that are members of the Page Setup object is quite extensive. Let's take a look at it:. By my count, the PageSetup object has the 48 properties that I introduce in the table below. The purpose of this table is simply to introduce these properties and their main purpose.

However, I explain some of the properties you may want to explore when working with the ExportAsFixedFormat method below. You can find this and more information about these properties at the Microsoft Dev Center. Note that, in my opinion, the information at the Microsoft Developer Network as of the time I'm writing this blog post has some contradictions.

Anyway, this shouldn't stop you from working with the PageSetup object to improve your macros that convert Excel files to PDF.

This third example builds on those 2 examples in particular example 2 above to show how you can improve the results you obtain when carrying out an Excel to PDF conversion using VBA. Therefore, in this particular section, I only explain line-by-line the first section of the macro. In other words, the With… End With block. The With statement allows you to execute a series of statements on a particular object ActiveSheet.

PageSetup in this case without having to repeat the object qualification every single time. In other words, all of the statements within the With… End With block rows 2 to 8 below make reference to the object that appears on the opening statement ActiveSheet.

The object that appears on the opening statement is the page setup description of the active sheet. The object is obtained by using the Worksheet. PageSetup property. In this particular situation, the Worksheet object is the active sheet ActiveSheet. The PageSetup. CenterHeader property allows you to set what appears in the center section of the page header. You specify the text that you want to appear in this section as a string. You can generally apply the syntax and explanation I provide here for the CenterHeader property to the following roughly equivalent properties:.

You can use the PageSetup. Orientation property for purposes of setting the xlPageOrientation value that specifies the page orientation. The Orientation property can take the following 2 values:. By using the PageSetup. PrintArea property , you can set the print area. You generally specify the relevant range using A1-style references and as a string. Under the A1-style cell referencing style, you use letters for column headings and numbers for rows.

This range is from cells B5 to F PrintTitleRows property allows you to specify that a particular row or set of rows should be repeated at the top of each page.

Excel VBA Save As PDF: Step-By-Step Guide And 10 Code Examples To Export Excel To PDF

Generally, you specify the rows to be repeated as a string using A1-style references. In this particular example, I don't explicitly type A1-style references in the code. Rows 5. You can generally use the same principles and syntax that I explain here in connection with the roughly equivalent PageSetup.

PrintTitleColumns property. Zoom property , you can determine how Excel scales the relevant Excel worksheet for printing or, in this case, conversion to PDF. As a general rule, you specify the zoom as a Variant value between 10 and percent. Whenever PageSetup. Zoom is set to False, the properties that determine how Excel scales the Excel worksheet are PageSetup. At the same time, if the PageSetup. FitToPagesTall property for purposes of setting the number of pages tall to which the relevant Excel worksheet is scaled to when printing or, in the case of the example in this tutorial, converted to PDF.

This is done in…. The syntax and purpose of the PageSetup.

In other words, you use the FitToPagesWide property to specify the number of pages wide the relevant Excel worksheet is scaled to when printing or converting to PDF as in this example. As anticipated above, this End With statement simply ends the With… End With block that we've just analyzed. As I show in this example, you can make several changes or adjustments that influence the resulting PDF file by using the PageSetup object.

You can use this parameter to set the filename of the resulting PDF file. Visual Basic for Applications allows you to do either of the following:.

The use of the Filename that I make in these first 3 examples may work for you in certain circumstances. After all, the material structure of those macros is enough to help you save Excel worksheets, workbooks, ranges or charts as PDF files. However, in several situations, you'll want to use the Filename parameter in a slightly different way for purposes of creating more sophisticated macros that save Excel files as PDF.

Let's take a look at some different ways you can use the Filename parameter:. If you're creating a macro to save Excel files as PDF, and those PDF files must always be saved in the same folder, you can simply hard-code the relevant file path and name using the Filename parameter of ExportAsFixedFormat.

Notice, however, how I've specified the full path of the file using the Filename argument. The consequence of this change is that the resulting PDF file is no longer saved in the default folder. Instead, the PDF is saved in the folder that you specify with the Filename argument. In the example above, the file is saved to a OneDrive folder called Power Spreadsheets. You don't necessarily need to hard-code all of the details in the Filename parameter.

You can, for example, concatenate different items for purposes of building a more flexible filename structure. In other words, if you use this Filename structure, the new PDF file is saved in the same folder as the source Excel workbook. The reason for this is that the Workbook. Path property returns a string with the complete path to the relevant workbook. In the case of the example above, the relevant workbook is the active Excel workbook returned by the Application.

ActiveWorkbook property. Name property using the Application. ActiveSheet property to return the name of the active worksheet as the actual filename within the Filename parameter. The file path continues to be provided by the Workbook.

Path property. In this particular case, the macro uses i the Application.

Saving Excel workbooks, sheets, charts and ranges as PDF documents

ActiveSheet and Worksheet. Range properties to return cell F5, and ii the Range. Value property to return the value within that cell. BringToFront 'Search for the string and check if the the string was found. Close True appObj. Exit 'Release the objects.

However, here you will not see the search text box on the top right corner. Let us have a closer look at the FindText function now. If 0, it begins on the current page.In this particular case, the filename that is assigned to the PDF file is the value of the PdfFilename variable.

To be more precise, you'll generally be working with 1 of the following versions of this method , depending on which particular object you want to save as PDF. Tom Dupre says: Once you select the range and click OK, it will show a dialog box where you can select where you want to save the PDF.

More Tutorials. In other words, the With… End With block.

For example, in this forum thread at Chandoo. In other words, executes again all of the statements that save the Excel worksheet as PDF. This workbook contains 2 worksheets.