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Freeze your Excel 2007 headers

Updated on November 18, 2010

Freezing panes allow you to hold sections of a worksheet in place so they are visible at all times whilst scrolling through the worksheet. This is especially useful for holding the column and row headings in place whilst you scroll large worksheets.

Freeze Panes

  1. Click the View tab on the Ribbon
  2. Click the Freeze Panes button in the Window group

A list appears with three options

Freezing panes in Excel 2007
Freezing panes in Excel 2007
  • Freeze Panes: Freezes the worksheet above and to the left of the selected cell. Ensure that you select the required cell before clicking this option. Frozen panes cannot be moved once they are set. You would need to unfreeze the panes and then freeze them again.
  • Freeze Top Row: Freezes the top row, keeping it visible whilst you scroll through the rest of the worksheet. This is possibly the most popular option.
  • Freeze First Column: Freezes the first column, keeping it visible whilst you scroll through the rest of the worksheet. Solves the nightmare that is horizontal scrolling.

3. Select the desired option from the list.

The headers are frozen and the worksheet can be navigated as required.

To unfreeze panes, click the Freeze Panes button in the Window group and select Unfreeze Panes.

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    • valeriebelew profile image

      valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      I don't have occasion to use excell at this point, but if that ever changes, I will return to this article. Good luck hubbing. We need some good computer geeks around. Welcome to hubpages.

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      askjanbrass 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I JUST learned how to use freeze pans the other day and it feels revolutionary. I can't believe how something so simple can actually save me a bit of time and effort!

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      thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

      well informed