Since the footer can’t be inserted in Excel Online, you can’t insert the date in the footer. But any footer you inserted using Excel desktop application isn’t changed or deleted. The footer is just invisible in Excel Online.
If you have the Excel desktop application, you can use the Open in Excel button to open the workbook and insert a date in a footer. Here’s how:
Click Open in Excel and insert the date in a footer.
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