Document.FooterLeft Property (Visio)

Office 2013 and later

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Gets or sets the text string that appears on the left side of a document's footer. Read/write.

expression .FooterLeft

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

Return Value


You can also set this value in the Left box under Footer in the Header and Footer dialog box (click the File tab, click Print, click Print Preview, and then in the Preview group, click Header & Footer).

Both the string returned by FooterLeft and the string to which you set FooterLeft can contain escape codes that represent data. These escape codes can be concatenated with other text.

Following is a list of valid escape codes for document footers and headers.

Escape code



Page number

&t or &T

Current time

&d (short version) or &D (long version)

Current date




File name extension


File name


File name and extension


Page name


Total printed pages

The following macro shows how to place a string containing the current date into the left portion of a document's footer. After you run this macro, if the date is May 4, 2007, the left portion of the footer contains "The date is Thursday, May 4, 2007".

Sub FooterLeft_Example()  
    Dim strFooter as String 
    'Build the footer string.  
    strFooter = "The date is " & "&D"  
    'Set the footer of the current document.  
    ThisDocument.FooterLeft = strFooter  
End Sub