If you've found adding headers to Excel 2007 documents a bit different than with past releases, you're not alone. Mary Ann Richardson explains how you can easily add a custom header and footer, including your company's logo, in Excel 2007.
Adding headers to Excel 2007 worksheets differs significantly from earlier releases. Instead of working with a separate Page Setup dialog, Excel 2007 lets you work with the header directly on the worksheet in Page Layout view. For example, to create a header with the title, "2007 Profit & Loss Statement" in the center, the company's logo inserted at the left margin, and the date inserted at the right margin, follow these steps:
- Click the View tab and then click Page Layout in the Workbook Views group.
- Click the words Click to Add Header above row 1.
- Type 2007 Profit && Loss Statement. (Note that you must enter the ampersand twice in order to enter it as a character.)
- Click outside the box to the left of the title.
- In Header & Footer Design Ribbon, click Picture in the Header & Footer Elements group.
- Browse to the file containing your company's logo, and then click Insert.
- Click any cell in the worksheet.
- Click on the logo.
- In Header & Footer Tools Design Ribbon, select Format Picture in the Header & Footer Elements group.
- Click the Down arrow of the Height box until it reaches 50%, then click OK.
- Click to the right of the worksheet title near the right margin.
- Click Current Date in the Header & Footer Elements group of the Header & Footer Tools Design tab.
- Click in any cell to exit the Header/Footer mode.
You can perform similar operations to create a footer for your worksheet. To access the footer area of your worksheet, click anywhere in the header, then click Go To Footer in the Navigation group of the Header & Footer Tools tab.Miss an Excel tip?
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