by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 6, 2019)
Excel allows you to add headers to your spreadsheet. Headers are nothing more than repeating text that appears at the top of every page of your printed spreadsheet. The beauty of headers is that they only have to be defined once, and then Excel places them on your printed pages automatically. To define a page header, do the following:
Figure 1. The Header/Footer tab of the Page Setup dialog box.
If you don't like any of the predefined headers in Excel, or if you have special header needs, you can create a custom header. You do that by following these steps:
Figure 2. The Header dialog box.
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