Alert message when trying to print

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When trying to print in Excel (Office Home & Student), I get an alert that says, “The number must be between 10 and 400.  Try again by entering a number in this range.”  I don’t know what it refers to. Where am I supposed to enter the number and how do I know what number to enter?  I’m using a MacBook Air OS 12.4, Windows 10.0.

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As another person who uses MacBook Air--though not with Windows! Why are you doing that?!--I've never seen anything remotely resembling that message. Could you share a screen capture of the message and its context? 

this is what I get when I try to print. Thank you for any help you can give. Bailey 8



That, I am quite confident, is a message generated by a Data Validation setup on the cell with the green border. It has nothing to do with printing, but until you've satisfied the requirement you're stuck. I gather this is not a spreadsheet you designed yourself....
Unless I'm mistaken, you should be able to move the active cell to another (probably better to go to a different column)...but you could also just enter a number between 10 and 400, right there in that cell.

As an aside, that's a poorly designed spreadsheet to begin with--as evidenced by all the blank rows between rows with data.

You should be able to turn off Data Validation (under the Data menu) in that column, for what it's worth, if you choose to continue to use it.


thanks, I’ll try it.