How to protect header and footer in Excel?
In Excel, we can protect the cells quickly and easily, but, have you ever tried to protect the header and footer to prevent others modifying them? Normally, there is no direct way to solve this task in worksheet, but, the following VBA code may do you a favor.
Header and footer are useful for us when printing worksheet, to prevent them being changed by others, please do with following steps:
1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. Then double click ThisWorkbook under the VBAProject section to open a blank module, and then copy and paste the following code into the module:
VBA code: Protect header and footer
Option Explicit Private Sub Workbook_BeforePrint(Cancel As Boolean) Call ProtectHF End Sub Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean) Call ProtectHF End Sub Private Sub Workbook_Open() Call ProtectHF End Sub Private Sub ProtectHF() 'Updateby Extendoffice Application.ScreenUpdating = False ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.PageSetup.RightHeader = "" ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.PageSetup.RightFooter = "" ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.PageSetup.CenterFooter = "KTE-Sale-Report" ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.PageSetup.CenterHeader = "Created by Skyyang" ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.PageSetup.LeftHeader = "" ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.PageSetup.LeftFooter = "" Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
Note: You can insert the header or footer content into the corresponding location in the above code.
3. And then save and close this code, now, while clicking Save button to save this workbook, the modified header or footer content will be return to the original ones automatically if you have tried to change the header or footer , see screenshot:
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