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Printing Selected Tabs using Book Publication


I currently have a book publication that references a workbook that contains 3 tabs (sheet 1, sheet 2, and sheet 3).

I only want to print sheet 2 on quarter end months (which are Apr, Jul, Oct, and Jan for us), on other months I would like to exclude these from the pdf.

I am hoping to avoid manually deleting the page after the pdf is created. I am also hoping to avoid maintaining to versions of the report and book publication.

I have tried using VBA code to hide the tab, this works well when printing directly from excel. However, it appears that the VBA code is not run during the book publication process.

Has anyone else run into an issue similar to this?



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    Posted on Jun 29, 2010 at 04:55 PM

    I think you are correct that the VB will not activate during the publication process. My advice is to store the 2 sets of reports and publication scripts for the periods you discussed. It won't be that much more overhead, and separate the process nicely. PLus you won't need to manage any code in VB going forward for the reporting process.

    Hope this helps.

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      Luke - One way to do this is to make a copy of the report you're using (Save As...) and in the copy, hide all the sheets you don't want to display (hide them manually doing..Format..Sheets...Hide - not with macros ) Set up the BookPub file to reference the copy with the sheets hidden. That's the only way I have been able to print only specific sheets.

      I'd also love to hear from anyone who has a better way to do this.


      Edited by: Greg Anderson on Jun 29, 2010 2:10 PM

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    Posted on Oct 07, 2010 at 09:00 PM

    Thank you for the responses.

    We determined it was possible to create a dynamic print range within a single tab, that uses (time, profit center, etc) and control what sections of the reports are printed.

    If anyone is interested in further details, feel free to drop me a message at ltourdot @

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