Deleting a Footer

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 8, 2017)

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When you create a new Excel spreadsheet, it contains page footers. If you want to get rid of the page footer, or simply delete a footer you previously defined, follow these steps:

  1. Select Page Setup from the File menu. This displays the Page Setup dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Header/Footer tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Header/Footer tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

  4. Using the Footer drop-down list, select the very top predefined footer. This appears as (none).
  5. Click on OK to close the Page Setup dialog box.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2014-12-06 10:39:04

Shirley Troha

How do I remove these old headers & footers from the excel drop down menu


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