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In Excel for Mac 2008, how can I select a chart for printing? I

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In Excel for Mac 2008, how can I select a chart for printing?
I am used to Excel 2004, where selecting a chart for printing is a simple matter of clicking on it, but my 2004 Excel is malfunctioning, and I am opening a previously-created file in Excel 2008.
After clicking on a chart, I cannot make it print alone - always the entire sheet.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
From within Excel, create a PDF of the worksheet.
Open the PDF in Preview.
Use the Select Tool to draw a box around the chart you'd like to print.
Use Command-C (or Edit > Copy) to put the selection on the clipboard.
Use Command-N (or File > New From Clipboard) to create a new document with your selection from step 3.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
This isn't completely satisfactory, as the worksheet is 12 pages long when I look at it in Print Preview, and the chart that I want to print straddles print pages 3 and 7.
I was hoping to be able to find a way to select a chart itself for printing - on one worksheet I want to print a paper copy for desk use, on another worksheet I want to print a different chart to pdf for insertion in report
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
In Excel 2004 and 2008 you can right-click or control-click on a chart and
choose Save As Picture from the pop-up menu. Then you can open and then
print the picture file.

It appears the feature of being able to Print > Selection seems to be gone
from Excel 2008. Sorry blame Microsoft.
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Did you get that?
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
I answered correclty, good luck.

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