Insert The File Path and Filename into Header or Footer

This post will guide you how to add the file path and filename into a header or footer in Excel. How do I insert the file path and filename into the current worksheet header or footer in Excel.

Insert The File Path and Filename into Header or Footer


If you want to put a file path and filename into your worksheet header or footer in Excel, you just need to use the Header and Footer tools to add it. Do the following steps:

#1 go to INSERT tab, and click Header& Footer command under Text group.

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#2 click header in your worksheet, and go to DESIGN tab, click File Path and File Name commands under Header& Footer Elements group.

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#3 click any cell in your worksheet, and the file path and file name will be inserted into the selected header in your worksheet.

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You can also use an excel VBA macro to achieve the same result. Just do the following steps:

#1 open your excel workbook and then click on “Visual Basic” command under DEVELOPER Tab, or just press “ALT+F11” shortcut.

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#2 then the “Visual Basic Editor” window will appear.

#3 click “Insert” ->”Module” to create a new module

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#4 paste the below VBA code into the code window. Then clicking “Save” button.

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Sub InsertFilePath() 
    ActiveSheet.PageSetup.CenterHeader = ActiveWorkbook.FullName 
End Sub

#5 back to the current worksheet, then run the above excel macro. Click Run button.

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#6 Let’s see the result:

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The above VBA macro will insert the file path and the file name into the center header. and if you want to insert it to other position, you can specify a different place for the path and filename, you just need to change CenterHeader  to another location, such as: CenterFooter, LeftFooter, RightFooter, Leftheader, or RightHeader.

 

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