Can't Get Rid of Very Large Footer Text

masouder

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I built a model for a client that they use to manage projects - one copy of the model for each project. On the model for one of the projects a very large center footer mysteriously appeared. The client did nothing to add the footer. The text is 409 point, and looks like a watermark in the lower third of the printed page because the text is so large. I attempted to remove the footer, which in and of itself is a challenge because the text so large that I cannot even see the text on the Header/Footer tab on in Page Setup. Even when I am able to finally delete it, it just reappears. I also tried to remove it via code, to no avail. I tried to replace the text with smaller text just to see if I could get rid of the large text. That did not work either: the large footer text and the small footer text remained. See the image below.

I'm pulling my hair out on this. Has anyone seen anything like this in the past and/or know how to deal with it?

Any help is appreciated.

malleer
Footer.png
 

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Alex Blakenburg

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You may be way past this point but did you try hitting Ctrl+A when you are in the footer box and then delete
 

masouder

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I jsut tred that but it did not work. I was able to delete the last center in the preview, but when I printed the entire word printed.
 

MARK858

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You definitely don't have any macro's in the workbook?
 

Alex Blakenburg

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Since you did mention trying to remove it using VBA and following on from Mark's comment, is it an XLSM or XLSB workbook ?
Have you tried going into the VBA editor and Ctrl+F (find) > Current Project > Pacific (look for the work Pacific in the VBA code) ?
Is it impacting every Worksheet in the workbook ?
Is it always the word Pacific and always centered ?

Troubleshooting wise I don't think the statement "the large footer text and the small footer text remained" is correct. Assuming that you entered text into all 3 positions Left, Right & Center, I think its overwritten your center text, which would suggest a macro running.

Try the Find first.
Most likely is there is at least a Workbook_BeforePrint macro in ThisWorbook VBA object. (double click on ThisWorkbook in the VBA Project window)
 

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