How to automate screenshots of an Excel spreadsheet

Learn how you can automatically take screenshots of spreadsheets in your Excel workbook with PagePixels.


PagePixels is a screenshot automation tool that you can use to take automated scheduled screenshots of web pages, including your Excel spreadsheets.

PagePixels is free to start, and this tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to schedule recurring screenshots of an Excel spreadsheet every 15 minutes.

How to automate taking a screenshot of an Excel spreadsheet.

To take recurring screenshots of an Excel spreadsheet every 15 minutes:


Create a screenshot

Log in to your PagePixels account, and click the "+Create Screenshot" button.


Set your schedule

By default, recurring screenshots are set to every 5 minutes.

To take a screenshot every 15 minutes, change the default frequency value "5" to "15" by clicking into the input box and updating the number.


Add your URL

Copy and paste the public share link for your Excel spreadsheet into the "Website URL to Capture" field.


Save Screenshot

Click the green "Save Screenshot" (top-right) button.

Your screenshot automation is officially set, and your first screenshot will be taken shortly.



  • The defaults for screenshots generated by PagePixels are "Page Width" (1920px), "Page Height" (1000px), and "Wait Time to Capture Screenshot" (1500ms). These settings can be changed in your screenshot configuration anytime.

What else can PagePixels do?

When you automate screenshots of your Excel spreadsheets with PagePixels, you can also:

  • Schedule screenshots by time interval, days of the week, time of day, and time zone using PagePixels built-in scheduling system.
  • Display the latest scheduled screenshot of your Excel data in your website, data visualization / business intelligence dashboard tool, and more, using a PagePixels Embed URL.
  • Automatically post screenshots of your Excel spreadsheets and dashboards to a public or private Slack channel or custom webhook address with PagePixels built-in integrations.
  • Send and save screenshots of your Excel spreadsheets and dashboards to 5,000+ services with the PagePixels Screenshot Zapier app.
  • Apply different filters, hover over cells, and perform other actions on your Excel spreadsheet before taking a screenshot with PagePixels Multi-Step functionality.
  • Track and receive an alert when changes happen to text in your Excel spreadsheet using PagePixels Change Notification feature.
  • Customize the look of your Excel spreadsheets and dashboards with PagePixels CSS injection feature.
  • Programmatically take scheduled and one-time screenshots of your Excel spreadsheets using PagePixels Screenshots API.


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