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Make the Header Row Stay Visible as You Scroll Through Data

October 28, 2001 - by Bill Jelen

Ryan writes:

I have a very long spreadsheet with many columns of numbers. I am looking for a way to make the header row "float" near the top of the data pane while scrolling down for each reference.

Ryan - set up you window so that the header row is the top row in the window. Then, put your cell pointer in column A, in the row just below the headers. From the menu, choose Window - Freeze Panes.

Anything visible in the window above and to the left of the cell pointer will remain visible as you scroll down the worksheet. Note that since the cell pointer was in column A, only the top row of headers will remain visible.

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