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How to apply different headers or footers on each page on an Excel spreadsheet?

By default, when inserting header or footer into a worksheet, the header or footer content will be applied to all pages. For many people, different pages may have different contents in their worksheets. And they tend to distinguish these pages with the header or footer content after printing out the worksheet. How to apply different headers or footers on each page on worksheet? Method in this article can help you.

Apply different headers or footers on each page with VBA code

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The following VBA code can help you to apply different headers or footers on each page of a worksheet. Please do as follows.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Apply different headers on each page in Excel

Sub DifferentHeaderFooter()
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Dim vLeft As Variant, vRight As Variant, xRg As Variant
    Set ws = ActiveSheet
    On Error Resume Next
    vLeft = Array("First page", "Second page", "Third page", "fourth page")
    xRg = Array("A1:C50", "A51:C100", "A101:C150", "A151:C200")

    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For i = 0 To UBound(vLeft)
        With ws.PageSetup
        .PrintArea = xRg(i)
        .LeftHeader = vLeft(i)
        End With
    Next i
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    ws.PageSetup.PrintArea = ""
End Sub


1. In the VBA code, you need to assign different header or footer names in the piece of code “vLeft = Array("First page", "Second page", "Third page", "fourth page")”.

2. And specify the print area of each page in current worksheet in the piece of code “xRg = Array("A1:C50", "A51:C100", "A101:C150", "A151:C200")”.

3. For applying different footers, please replace the word “Header” in the code with “Footer”.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then the Preview window pops up, please click the Print button to start printing the pages with different headers or footers.

Note: If there are 4 specified printed pages in worksheet, you need to click the Print button four times to finish the whole printing.

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