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This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) that adds the workbook path and file name to the footer of a worksheet.
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The following macro adds the current path and file name to the left footer of the active worksheet. The workbook must be saved before you can add any path information to the footer.
To insert a Visual Basic module into a workbook in Microsoft Excel, press ALT+F11 to start the Visual Basic Editor; then, click Module on the Insert menu.
Before you run the macro, switch to the workbook and the sheet for which you want to display the path in the footer. After you run the macro, the footer should contain the complete path and file name of the workbook.
Alternative MethodYou can also use the BeforePrint workbook event to run a Sub procedure that adds the current path and file name to the left footer of the active worksheet before the workbook is printed. The workbook must be saved before you can add any path information to the footer. To create the Sub procedure in the active workbook, follow these steps:
Using Ampersand (&) in the File NameIf the file name contains an ampersand (&), it may not display correctly. This is because 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:
For more information about the LeftFooter Property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type LeftFooter property in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
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