Troubleshooting Excel Print Margins

By Chris Newman •  Updated: 10/12/17 •  1 min read
How to troubleshoot print margins with Excel.

I came across this oddity today where I was going to print a report someone sent me and the data didn't appear to expand all the way to the right. My printout was looking like the below screenshot with a huge right margin space!

Fix Page Setup Wide Uneven Margins

After fiddling around for what seemed like forever in the Print Settings, I discovered that the Print Titles section was causing the issue.

Remove Repeat Columns

After deleting the Columns to Repeat at Left range, my print margins appear to return to normal.

Correct Excel Spreadsheet Print Margin Spacing

I have no idea why this occurs but hopefully, this post prevents you from continuing to pull out your hair with this weird margin issue.

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Chris Newman

Chris Newman

Chris is a finance professional and Excel MVP recognized by Microsoft since 2016. With his expertise, he founded TheSpreadsheetGuru blog to help fellow Excel users, where he shares his vast creative solutions & expertise. In addition, he has developed over 7 widely-used Excel Add-ins that have been embraced by individuals and companies worldwide.