How to print based on Tab Color of Visible/Non-Hid Worksheets RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to print certain worksheets based upon if visible and tab color. Currently, I am using the below code to display worksheets only if cell data is "Yes". I have input worksheets that format to how I want in my "output" worksheets. My input and output tab colors are different and I am wanting to print my "output" pages that have "blue" tab color. Is this possible?

    If [B1] = "Yes" Then
    Sheets("GL").Visible = True
    Sheets("GL").Visible = False
    End If
    If [B1] = "Yes" Then
    Sheets("GL Output").Visible = True
    Sheets("GL Output").Visible = False
    End If

    Thank you!

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:38 PM

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  • Record a macro where you apply the specific blue that you are using - to find out the color to check for - and use code like this, replacing xlThemeColorLight2  with the value from your recorded macro.

    Sub PrintBlueTabs()
        Dim Sh As Worksheet
        For Each Sh In Worksheets
            If Sh.Tab.ThemeColor = xlThemeColorLight2 Then
            End If
        Next Sh
    End Sub

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:46 PM
  • I am getting a syntax error on "Sub PrintBlueTabs()". I am also getting errors on every line afterwards saying "End of Statement". I do not know anything about VBA/Code to know what those errors mean.
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:30 PM
  • Copy my code and paste it into a Notepad document, then re-copy it and paste it into a standard codemodule. You may be getting illegal characters in the code - depends on your browser and operating system.
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:08 PM
  • Sadly It still did not work. I am running off Windows 10 with Excel 2013. Thank you for your help.
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:05 PM
  • Here is a working example: press the buttons on the first sheet.!AsKdy7Nfg_Fbgma9GjiCdXdwxs4y

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:01 PM
  • Okay, I got it to partially work but now I am running into an error that says Error '1004':

    PrintOut method of Worksheet class failed

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:29 PM
  • Hi,

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    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:29 AM
  • I missed the hidden worksheets: change both of the conditionals to use And Sh.Visible, like

            If Sh.Tab.ThemeColor = xlThemeColorAccent6 Then


            If Sh.Tab.ThemeColor = xlThemeColorAccent6 And Sh.Visible Then

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:37 PM