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Printing Hyphens Next to Page Number in Excel Footers PSS ID Number: Q50317 Article last modified on 02-26-1993 PSS database name: W_eXceL

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Hyphens may be placed next to the page number in the footer of an Excel for Windows version 3.0 or Excel for OS/2 version 2.2 and 3.0 document. To do this:

  1. From the File menu, choose Page Setup.

  2. Type


    in the Footer text box.

The printed footer will look as follows:


More Information:

Excel 2.x

In Excel 2.x for Windows, you can get the same result by typing:


Using a single hyphen after the page number makes Excel assume you want to subtract a number from the page number; the double hyphen that follows the single hyphen serves to cancel the first hyphen.


“Microsoft Excel User’s Guide,” version 3.0, pages 529-530, 535

Additional reference words: 2.00 2.0 2.01 2.1 2.10 2.2 2.21 2.20 3.00 3.0

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