You cannot reference a cell in the Header section (Say by typing =C5) that will not grab the value. However there is a tricky way to resolve this issue by recording a simple Macro and trigger it before printing.
Here is a Tutorial that covers exactly that issue:
if you do not want to watch the Tutorial then do the following:
Hit ALT + F11 >> opens the visual Basic editor
Right Clisk where it says "This Workbook"
Above the white working area there are 2 drop lists
Select "Workbook" from the Left Drop List
Delete the 2 lines that appeared automatically
Copy & Paste this code:
Private Sub Workbook_BeforePrint(Cancel As Boolean) Dim Sh As Worksheet For Each Sh In Me.Worksheets Sh.PageSetup.CenterHeader = Sh.Range("C5").Value Next Sh End Sub
You can replace CenterHeader by LeftHeader or RightHeader
replace C5 by any cell of your choice
On the Other hand , in the Page Setup dialog box (Shortcut is ALT, P, S, P) >> Header Tab >> Custom Header >> You have some icons to include predefined functionality such as Date, Time, File Name, Sheet Nam ...etc
Hope that helps you
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