by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 6, 2017)
Excel allows you to add footers to your spreadsheet. Footers are nothing more than repeating text that appears at the bottom of every page of your printed spreadsheet. The beauty of footers is that they only have to be defined once, and then Excel places them on your printed pages automatically. To define a page footer, do the following:
Figure 1. The Header/Footer tab of the Page Setup dialog box.
If you don't like any of the predefined footers in Excel, or if you have special footer needs, you can create a custom footer. You do that by following these steps:
Figure 2. The Footer dialog box.
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