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Circumvent the character limit of 255 characters in the footer section of excel

Posted on 2013-11-01
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Dear Experts:

I would like to include a footer ...
... that has more than 255 characters combined (for the Left, Middle and Right sections).  I understand that Excel does not allow to insert more than 255 characters into the footer section.

I already know the workaround, i.e. turning the text into a graphic and insert that graphic into the center footer.

Ok, this works well but nevertheless there may be another workaround, maybe by using VBA.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
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AndreasHermle,

The 255 characters limit is hard coded in Excel, and there is no way to bypass that besides using an image.

This issue had been known forever, and more than millions of people had tried working around it with no success.
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This shows what you already know:

10 steps to beating Excel's character limit for headers and footers

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-steps-to-beating-excels-character-limit-for-headers-and-footers/
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by:AndreasHermle
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Dear Experts:

thank you very much for your great help.

Regards, Andreas
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