Excel: Use an Ampersand in a Header

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Problem: I added the custom header Profit & Loss Report to my report.

  1. Include an ampersand in the header.

    However, the actual header appears as Profit Loss Report. The ampersand is missing.

  2. Excel leaves out the &.

    Strategy: The ampersand is a special character in the custom header and footer field. To print an ampersand in the header, you have to type && in the Header dialog box.

  3. Specify && while editing the header.

    Having two ampersands will give you the desired heading Profit & Loss.

  4. Excel will print the && as a single &.

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