Dear Damon,

I want to auto insert file path in the right footer every time i open any excel file in excel 2010 . how i can do this with or without using vba(macro)?

Hi Raja,

I haven't yet upgraded from Excel 2007 to 2010, but unless 2010 has some new capability to customize the default footers there is no way to do this without a VBA macro.  A macro is a pretty simple solution, though.  You could assign it to a button on the Quick Access Toolbar and you would just have to click it whenever you open an Excel file. The macro code wouldn't have to reside in the file--it could reside in your Personal.xlsm file or you could put it in a custom add-in.


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Damon Ostrander


I have extensive experience with VBA programming in Excel 5 through Excel 2013. As a former aerospace engineer with a large aerospace corporation and consultant in a small defense technology services company, I have developed a wide range of applications in VBA, including simulations involving mixed-language programming, satellite orbit mechanics, graphics and animation, and real-time applications. I am interested in moderate to hard VBA-related questions only.


I have developed and taught several courses in Excel VBA programming and also VBA programming in Office 97, 2000, and 2007. I have developed a number of large technical applications in Excel VBA for use within the aerospace industry.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley.

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