A Google Sheets spreadsheet doesnâ€™t have a visible header or footer until you decide to print. If you want to add headers and footers to a Google Sheets spreadsheet, youâ€™ll have to use the printer settings menuâ€”hereâ€™s how.
To begin, open the Google Sheets spreadsheetÂ that contains your data. At the top, click File > Print to view the printer settings menu for your document.
In the â€œPrint Settingsâ€� menu, you can customize the layout and design of your spreadsheet to make it suitable for printing. To add a new header or footer, click the â€œHeaders and Footersâ€� category in the menu on the right.
A list of available options for both headers and footers will appear. Click the checkbox next to a preset option (for example, â€œPage Numbersâ€�) to enable it.
You can add page numbers, a workbook title, sheet name, or the current date or time to your printed spreadsheet. Google automatically determines whether to place these in the header or footer.
For example, page numbers are automatically placed in the footer, while a workbook title will be placed in the header. If you want to change the position of a preset option or add any custom text to a header or footer, click â€œEdit Custom Fields.â€�
The print view on the right will change and allow you to edit the text boxes in the header or footer. Click a box to make any changes to your header or footer.
When youâ€™re ready to save your changes, click â€œConfirmâ€� at the top right to return to the â€œPrint Settingsâ€� menu.
If youâ€™re happy with the changes you made to your header or footer, click â€œNextâ€� at the top right.
Youâ€™ll now be taken to your browser or operating systemâ€™s printer options menu. Here, you can specify more print settings for your spreadsheet, like the number of copies you want to print.
The changes you made to your header or footer will save automatically, and theyâ€™ll also be applied to any future copies of your Google Sheets spreadsheet that you print.