Workbook.ExportAsFixedFormat method (Excel)
The ExportAsFixedFormat method is used to publish a workbook to either the PDF or XPS format.
expression.ExportAsFixedFormat (Type, FileName, Quality, IncludeDocProperties, IgnorePrintAreas, From, To, OpenAfterPublish, FixedFormatExtClassPtr)
expression A variable that represents a Workbook object.
|Type||Required||XlFixedFormatType||Can be either xlTypePDF or xlTypeXPS.|
|FileName||Optional||Variant||A string that indicates the name of the file to be saved. You can include a full path, or Excel saves the file in the current folder.|
|Quality||Optional||Variant||Can be set to either of the following XlFixedFormatQuality constants: xlQualityStandard or xlQualityMinimum.|
|IncludeDocProperties||Optional||Variant||Set to True to indicate that document properties should be included, or set to False to indicate that they are omitted.|
|IgnorePrintAreas||Optional||Variant||If set to True, ignores any print areas set when publishing. If set to False, uses the print areas set when publishing.|
|From||Optional||Variant||The number of the page at which to start publishing. If this argument is omitted, publishing starts at the beginning.|
|To||Optional||Variant||The number of the last page to publish. If this argument is omitted, publishing ends with the last page.|
|OpenAfterPublish||Optional||Variant||If set to True, displays the file in the viewer after it is published. If set to False, the file is published but not displayed.|
|FixedFormatExtClassPtr||Optional||Variant||Pointer to the FixedFormatExt class.|
The following example creates the PDF at standard quality in the current file's directory and displays the file in the viewer after it is published. An error occurs if the PDF add-in is not currently installed.
ActiveWorkbook.ExportAsFixedFormat Type:=xlTypePDF FileName:="sales.pdf" Quality:=xlQualityStandard OpenAfterPublish:=True
Until second RMID (93406) releases, Office will default to creating unprotected PDFs (when Type is xlTypePDF). After that time, Office will default to creating protected PDFs. For complete details how to adapt to this change, read the Changes in Export to PDF with sensitivity labeling and encryption in Office Add-ins blog post by Chris Dietsch.
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