Freeze Panes on Your Screen for Better Viewing

 
 
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 If you want to keep the row and column labels visible as you scroll through the rest of the screen you can use a simple function to freeze specific rows and columns so that they always appear on your screen.
  1. To freeze the top horizontal row or rows, select the row below the one(s) you want to remain on the screen at all times or:
      1. To freeze the left vertical column or columns, select the column to the right of the one(s) you want to remain on the screen at all times or
      2. To freeze both the upper rows and the left hand columns, click the cell below and to the right of the area that you want to remain on the screen.
  2. Under View on the main menu, select Freeze Panes, then the option you want. If the cell location chosen has merged cells in the column or row, the options above may not work, but you can choose “Freeze Top Row”, or “Freeze First Column”, and the function will work even with merged cells.
  3. To unfreeze, select View/Freeze Panes/Unfreeze Panes.
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on June 10, 2015.
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