The footer section of an Excel 2010 spreadsheet is displayed on every page of a worksheet that prints out. This is great when you want to use page numbers or put an author’s name on every page, but it can be a problem if the footer information is unnecessary or incorrect.
Fortunately the footer section of a spreadsheet can be edited, but the location where this can be accomplished might be difficult to find. Out short tutorial below will teach you how to completely remove a footer from an Excel 2010 spreadsheet with just a couple button clicks.
Delete a Footer from an Excel 2010 Worksheet
The steps in this article were performed in Excel 2010. Steps for other versions of Excel may vary slightly.
Step 1: Open your spreadsheet in Excel 2010.
Step 2: Click the Page Layout tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Page Setup button at the bottom-right corner of the Page Setup section of the navigational ribbon.
Step 4: Click the Header/Footer tab at the top of the window.
Step 5: Click the drop-down menu under Footer, then scroll to the top of the list of options and select the (none) option.
Step 6: Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes.
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