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    Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Good day and a Hello!

    I need some help with a VBA that can ideally export all contents in an excel sheet named "My Analysis" to a PDF.

    Is this possible? My belief after seeing such great solutions here is that it very much is.

    Could someone please help me on this...

    Happy to share a sample file if needed. Please let me know....

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Hi Spi,

    Sure this can be achieved:

    When you save as PDF it really prints the file as a PDF so you have to have your pagebreaks set correctly.

    Then you want hit ALT+F11 to bring up the VBE, Visual Basic Editor, insert a Module and paste the code below:

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    Just change the FileName from YOUR_FILE_NAME.PDF to anything you want it to be and add the save location in front say C:\YOUR_FILE_NAME.PDF" if you want it to be on your C: drive.

    Hit ALT+F8 to run the ExportPDF macro or you can insert a button and assign the macro to it.

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Thanks a bunch! Just one thing can I have it to automatically save it as PDF using the file name. My files have 15-20 tabs but for now I am only attempting to export 1 of them to PDF.

    I just tried it and it is giving me a run time error 5. In valid procedure call or argument....I have another macro that is on this sheet. I added your snippet as a separate module and assigned it a button. But faced the above error on running it. Please advise.
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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Try this:

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    Just change the PDFName Variable accordingly for you location.


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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Thanks! But it is giving me a run time error 5. In valid procedure call or argument. This is what I used...

    Line changed in Red font. Am I doing something incorrectly?

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    What line does the code break on?

    Is this for Excel 2007?

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    It could be 2007 and 2010 both. It really depends as we have a mix of both versions.

    The code breaks at :

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    No it should work for 2007 and 2010. Can you save the file manually as a PDF from the ribbon save as PDF? If not then that would be why.

    If you can save it in Excel manually then the code should be fine.

    Here is a link about saving PDF in Office.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/he...010064992.aspx

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Looks like that is the case. I can't save it manually. The save as option doesn't show PDF or XPS option. Maybe I need to Download / Install and use the Publish as PDF or XPS add-in from Microsoft or do you think there is another way out?

    If not, then I'll give the installation a try, and then comeback.

    Thanks for all the hep! I'll seek further advise as I progress

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    No worries.

    Check this link it may enable the exports.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...ils.aspx?id=7#

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    This works great. However, I need a small modification w.r.t saving the PDF to the local desktop of any user rather than specifying a fixed path. This would be used by 100's of employees across the globe so a fixed path won't really work. It has to be generic.

    Thanks for all your help!

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Are they going to open the file from a network location or will they each have a copy?

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Each will get a copy of it via email.

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    If each are going have a copy you can just remove the location in the PDFName variable this will export the PDF to the same folder the Excel file is in.

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Got it! Just to be sure the final code would be:

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    Please correct me if I am off here. Apoloigies as haven't been able to test it. I'll close it as solved once I have your go ahead.

    Thanks again for your help. This would be of great use!

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    You need to change out the variables.

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    That should do it.

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    Re: Export Excel Tab to PDF. Macro Assistance Request!

    Fabulous, thanks!

    By the way, you just posted your 100th post on the Forum so Congratulations on that...

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