by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 29, 2021)
Excel allows you to create headers and footers that you can use with your workbooks. If you want, you can create a multi-line header or footer, as desired. There are a few methods to accomplish this task. To start a new line you can hold down the Alt key as you type 0010 on the numeric keypad. You can also press Shift+Enter. Perhaps the simplest method is to just press Enter. All three of these methods inserts a line-break character in the footer text.
Another thing to remember when doing footers in this way is that you will need to increase the bottom margin on your page setup. If you fail to increase it sufficiently, your footer may "overprint" the data in your worksheet, or vice-versa.
Finally, you must keep in mind that Excel places a limit on the length of your headers and footers. The total length of a header or footer cannot exceed 255 characters. If you need to create a header or footer that contains more characters, you will need to create them differently, without explicitly doing so as a header or footer.
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