Freezing headings in an Excel worksheet for easier scrolling

I don’t know about you, but I find it a great nuisance if I scroll down an Excel worksheet and cannot see the column figures as I often can’t remember to what the data refers. You can get Excel to always show the top row headings by freezing panes.

To freeze the top row in Microsoft Excel 2003 or earlier:

  1. Select row 2.
  2. Click Window – Freeze Panes. Now when you scroll down the worksheet you will still always see the column headings.

You can also freeze both rows and columns, so that you can scroll vertically and see specific rows and can scroll horizontally and see specific columns.

To freeze both rows and columns in Microsoft Excel 2003 or earlier:

  1. Select the cell which is to the right of any columns you want to freeze and under any rows you want to freeze.
  2. Click Window – Freeze Panes.

If at some point, you want to unfreeze the worksheet, click Window – Unfreeze Panes.

To freeze the top row in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013:

  1. Click the View tab and in the Window group, from the Freeze Panes dropdown, click Freeze Top Row.

To freeze both rows and columns in Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft Excel 2010 or Microsoft Excel 2013:

  1. Select the cell which is to the right of any columns you want to freeze and under any rows you want to freeze.
  2. Click the View tab and in the Window group, click Freeze Panes.

If at some point you want to unfreeze the worksheet, click the View  tab, and in the Window group, from the Freeze Panes dropdown, click the appropriate Unfreeze option.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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