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XL2000: How to Reference a Cell in the Header or Footer
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This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that references a cell to the header or footer of a worksheet.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)The following sample macro adds the data from cell A1 into the footer of the active worksheet:
The following example macro adds the data from cell A1 into the header of the active worksheet.
To create a Visual Basic macro, follow these steps:
Alternative MethodYou can also use the BeforePrint workbook event to run a macro that adds the data from cell A1 to the left footer of the active worksheet before the workbook is printed.
To create the macro in the active workbook, follow these steps:
Using an Ampersand (&) in the Header or FooterIf the data in a referenced cell contains an ampersand (&), it may not be displayed correctly. Excel treats the ampersand as a special character in the header and footer. To display an ampersand in the header and footer, repeat the ampersand twice (&&). To do this in the macro, use the Replace function in Visual Basic for Applications, as in the following sample code:
For more information about the LeftFooter property or LeftHeader property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type leftfooter property or leftheader property in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.