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Excel 2003- creating a footer that will be in place when a new document opens.

Hello folks- I'm trying to setup a company wide, permanent footer for Excel. I've created a macro that I can activate with a custom toolbar, which works, but this is something I've been asked to enforce, so I need to make sure it starts with this footer in place.

This is what I have so far-

Sub Set_All_Sheets()
Dim wkbktodo As Workbook
Dim ws As Worksheet
    Set wkbktodo = ActiveWorkbook
    For Each ws In wkbktodo.Worksheets
        With ws.PageSetup
       .LeftFooter = "Andrew Young"
        .CenterFooter = "&F"
        .RightFooter = "&D"
        End With
    Next ws
End Sub

As I say, it works fine, I'm just not sure how to implement it as something that starts when Excel opens. I've tried saving it as part of the personal.xls, but it doesn't seem to be creating a file in the XLSTART folder.

And I also need to add the path to the center footer- does anyone know the reference for that?

Thanks.
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AndyWhy

8/22/2022 - Mon
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AndyWhy

Thanks Matt. Looks like I was making this a lot more complex than I had to! Would you know the reference for file path, if I was to add it to the code above? As in, if &D brings back today's date what brings back the file path?

Thanks again!
mvidas

I think you can use &[Path] for the path itself, and &[File] for the active filename

If you're looking to create a macro that creates the template (a good idea), you can use Application.StartupPath to reference the xlstart folder (does not include the last \ symbol), like           Application.StartupPath & "\book.xlt"
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AndyWhy

I had problems using &[Path] actually. If, for example, I modified the above code like this-

.CenterFooter = "&[Path]"

it returns 'Path]' when I look at the footer itself.

Thanks for the other advice though, I think I'll probably end up creating a macro.
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mvidas

Interesting.. never noticed that before as I've never set that via macro before.

Use &Z instead; when I recorded a macro setting the footer to &[Path] it recorded as &Z. Testing confirmed it works.
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AndyWhy

Ok, I think I've got it sorted now. Thanks for all your help Matt!