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Thread: VBA Code to Disable Insert Header & Footer on Ribbon

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    VBA Code to Disable Insert Header & Footer on Ribbon

    Hi guys,

    VBA newbie here looking to disable/grey out the button for "insert header & footer" on the ribbon on Excel 2016.

    I currently already have a module to replace all headers & footers with my desired custom settings but would also like to prevent anybody to edit it.

    I have done a search in the forum and on Google but only found older threads for earlier versions of Excel.

    Really appreciate any assistance! Thank you.

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    This isn't easy to do and the Header and footer tab of the page setup dialog will remain available for your users to change the header and footer anyway.
    You could add ribbonX code to the workbook in question to disable the "Header and footer" tab of the ribbon that appears in Page Layout view as you click in the header. See:

    Jan Karel Pieterse
    Excel MVP

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    VBAX Sage
    Apr 2007
    If you do decide to disable with RibbonX, the best CustomUI editor is at

    HOWEVER, it's best to read up on Fluent and it's concepts first

    There's also a CustomUI forum here where you can ask questions


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