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Access Header & Footers


I'm having trouble finding out how to access the headers and footers of an Excel document.

Using Aspose.Words, it is as simple as Document.Section(x).HeadersFooters, but I can’t seem to find the equivalent in the Cells assembly anywhere.

(What I need to do is remove all header sand footers in a workbook, so if there is an easy method to achieve this, please let me know.)

Many Thanks,


Hi Shane.

Well, Aspose.Cells for .NET does have API for your requirement, see some description.

1) To get header, you may use methods like:
PageSetup.GetHeader(int section).

2) To get footer, you may try:
PageSetup.GetFooter(int section).

3) To remove a header in a section(first section), please use:
PageSetup.SetHeader(0, “”)

I have also created a sample code for your reference:

Workbook excel = new Workbook();
Worksheet worksheet = excel.Worksheets[0];
PageSetup pagesetup = worksheet.PageSetup;
string headersection1 = pagesetup.GetHeader(0);
string headersection2 = pagesetup.GetHeader(1);
string headersection3 = pagesetup.GetHeader(2);

string footersection3 = pagesetup.GetFooter(2);

//Remove the headers in first and second section of the sheet.
worksheet.PageSetup.SetHeader(0, “”);
worksheet.PageSetup.SetHeader(1, “”);


Thank you.

That’s great Amjad, I will give it a try now.


That works fine - but is there a more efficent method than this?

(assumes a workbook object called Wbook):

For Each Sheet As Aspose.Cells.Worksheet In Wbook.Worksheets
For Section As Integer = 0 To 2

Sheet.PageSetup.SetHeader(Section, “”)
Sheet.PageSetup.SetFooter(Section, “”)


I’m thinking that there maybe a method to clear all headers and footers on a worksheet, similar to Words: Section.HeadersFooters.Clear()?




Thanks for your suggestion.

We will add PageSetup.ClearHeaderFooter() method for your need.

We have added your feature request into our internal issue tracking system with an issue id:

Thank you.

Thank you very much Amjad, that is very kind of you.



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