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Excel includes a number of codes which you can include in your header and footer. These codes are designed to make including predefined information a bit easier. Some of the codes are available on the Header or Footer dialog boxes (when you click on Custom Header or Custom Footer in the Header/Footer tab of the Page Setup dialog box) by clicking on a button. Others you must enter directly.
Command codes are indicated in Excel headers and footers by typing an ampersand character (&) followed by the command. The following are the data codes you can use:
|&A||Worksheet name (from the worksheet tab)|
|&P||Current page number|
|&P+x||Current page number plus x|
|&P-x||Current page number minus x|
|&N||Total pages in the workbook|
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