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Excel Guide

How to Add a Header in Excel: Step-by-Step Guide

Adding a header to your Excel sheet enhances organization and readability. Follow this step-by-step guide to seamlessly add a header to your Excel sheet.

Step 1: Open Your Excel Sheet

  • Open your Excel sheet by double-clicking the sheet's icon on your desktop or in the "My Documents" folder.

Step 2: Click the "Insert" Tab

  • Once your sheet is open, go to the "Insert" tab at the top of the screen. This will reveal a menu of options for inserting various elements into your sheet.

Step 3: Click the "Header & Footer" Button

  • Within the "Insert" tab, locate and click the "Header & Footer" button. This action opens the header and footer editor.

Step 4: Enter Your Header Text

  • In the header and footer editor, find the "Header" text box. Input the text you want to appear at the top of every page of your Excel sheet.

Step 5: Format Your Header Text

  • Format your header text using options in the "Header" menu. Adjust font, size, color, and alignment according to your preferences.

Step 6: Insert a Page Number

  • If desired, include a page number by clicking the "Insert Page Number" button in the "Header" menu. This inserts a code for the current page number.

Step 7: Insert the Date

  • To add the current date to your header, click the "Insert Date" button in the "Header" menu. This inserts a code for the current date.

Step 8: Save Your Header

  • Once satisfied with your header, click the "OK" button to save your changes and close the header and footer editor. Your header will now appear at the top of every page of your Excel sheet.