How to Add a Title in Google Sheets

The term “title” when working with a spreadsheet can mean the name of your workbook or the worksheet tab, or it might even be referencing the top row, or title row, that identifies the type of information in your columns.

Regardless of your needs, it can be helpful to learn how to include a title in Google Sheets.

Spreadsheets can be difficult to tell from one another when they are printed out, especially if they contain similar information.

Without an identifying title, for example, if might be difficult to tell the difference between your monthly sales report for January and your monthly sales report for February.

This confusion can lead to mistakes, so it’s best to avoid that sort of problem whenever possible.

One way that you can do this with your printed Google spreadsheets is to include the document title at the top of the page.

This information will appear at the top of every page, and the printed version of the spreadsheet will have the same name as the digital version that is saved to Google Drive.

So continue below to see how you can include the document title when you print from Sheets.

How to Put a Title on Google Sheets

  1. Open the spreadsheet.
  2. Change the file name at the top of the window.
  3. Click File, then Print.
  4. Select Headers & footers.
  5. Select Workbook title or Sheet name.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Print.

Our article continues below with additional information on how to add a title in Google Sheets, including pictures of these steps.

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How to Print a Title on Each Page in Google Sheets (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox, Edge, or Safari.

Step 1: Sign into Google Sheets and open the file you wish to edit.

Step 2: Click on the workbook name at the top of the window and edit it as needed.

You will also have the option of printing the worksheet name if you would like. You can edit that by right-clicking the worksheet tab at the bottom of the window and choosing Rename.

rename the workbook title or the worksheet tab

Step 3: Select the File tab from the top left of the window, then click Print at the bottom of the drop down menu.

click File, then Print

Step 4: Choose the Headers & footers tab at the bottom right of the window.

click the Headers and footers tab

Step 5: Check the box to the left of Workbook title, Sheet name, or both.

If you select Workbook title, it will print at the top left of each page. If you select Sheet name, it will print at the top right of each page. These can be changed by choosing Custom Fields, however.

how to add a title in Google Sheets

Step 6: Select Next at the top right of the window.

click Next

Step 7: Adjust any print settings as needed, then click the Print button.

click Print

Now that you know how to add a title in Google Sheets, you can make sure that this information is included on your spreadsheets to help minimize future confusion.

The next section of this guide describes how to perform this action in older versions of Google Sheets. We also discuss additional information about printing Google Sheets titles.

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Old Method – How to Add a Title in Google Sheets

The steps in this section were for an older version of Google Sheets.

Step 1: Open your Sheets file in Google Drive. You can access Google Drive by going to

Step 2: Click the File tab at the top of the window.

google sheets print settings

Step 3: Click the Print option at the bottom of the menu.

You can also open the Print menu directly by pressing Ctrl + P on your keyboard.

print document title google sheets

Step 4: Check the circle to the left of Include document title, then click the Print button.

how to print the document title in google sheets

Step 5: Click the Print button to print your document.

Note that, depending on your browser, you may see a preview of the printed document. Now is a good time to look it over to confirm that it will be printed with the desired formatting. If something looks wrong, you can click the Cancel button to go back and edit additional settings.

print file name at top in google spreadsheet

Many of the print settings that are available for Google Sheets are also available in Excel. You can read our Excel printing guide if you are more comfortable in that program and would prefer to edit the Print settings for your Excel files.

How to Add a Header Row in a Google Spreadsheet

If you aren’t trying to print your workbook title or worksheet name on your spreadsheet, then it’s possible that you are trying to create a title row, or header row using Google Sheets instead.

Typically a header row in a spreadsheet is the top row. Each of the columns in that row will have data that identifies the type of data that will appear in each of the cells in that column.

You can create a title row in a Google Spreadsheet by simply typing an identifier at the top of each column. For example, you might put something like “First Name” or “Last Name” if you are putting information about individuals into the sheet.

If there is already information in the first row, then you can right-click on the row 1 heading and choose Insert 1 above to add a blank row to the top of the spreadsheet.

Once you have created your header row in the top row, you can use the following steps to include that title row at the top of each printed page.

  1. Click View.
  2. Select Freeze, then 1 row.
  3. Click File, then Print.
  4. Select Headers & footers.
  5. Scroll down and select Repeat frozen rows.

Now, when you print your spreadsheet, that top title row should appear as the first row on each page. Additionally, it will stay visible even as you scroll down on the screen when editing your Google spreadsheet in your Web browser.

More Information on How to Include the Document Title at the Top of the Page When Printing from Google Sheets

The steps in this guide showed you how to change the print settings for your spreadsheet so that the document title prints at the top of each page. This will not affect any of your other spreadsheets in Google Drive. If you would like to change the title that prints at the top of the page, you can do so by clicking the title at the top of the Sheets tab and editing it.

print file name at top of page in sheets

As mentioned earlier, the keyboard shortcut to open the Print menu in Google Sheets is Ctrl + P. This same shortcut is used in a lot of other spreadsheet and document editing applications like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Google Docs.

You can change where the workbook title or sheet tab prints by choosing the Custom Fields option under Headers & footers. There, you will be able to click in a header or footer quadrant and select the information that you would like to print in that location.

Some of the other information that you can include when you are customizing the headers and footers of your Google spreadsheets are page numbers, the current date, and the current time.

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