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Excel Guide

How to Freeze Rows in Excel: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Unlock the power of Excel by learning how to freeze rows in your spreadsheet, ensuring key information stays visible as you navigate through your data.

Step 1: Open Your Spreadsheet in Excel

Begin by double-clicking on your spreadsheet file. Excel will open, presenting your data.

Step 2: Navigate to the "View" Tab

Locate and click on the "View" tab, situated at the top of the Excel window. A toolbar will appear beneath the tab.

Step 3: Access the "Freeze Panes" Option

Within the toolbar, find and click on "Freeze Panes." A drop-down menu will unfold.

Step 4: Lock the Top Row

From the drop-down menu, select "Freeze Top Row." This action secures the top row of your spreadsheet in its position.

Step 5: Scroll Seamlessly

Scroll down your spreadsheet, and observe how the top row remains fixed, providing continuous visibility.

Additional Tips:

  • To freeze multiple rows, choose the desired rows, then select "Freeze Panes" and "Freeze Rows." This will lock all selected rows.
  • For column locking, opt for "Freeze Panes" followed by "Freeze Column." This keeps the chosen column in place.
  • To freeze both rows and columns simultaneously, designate the cell where the frozen panes should start. Click "Freeze Panes" and then "Freeze Panes" again. This ensures both rows and columns remain locked as you navigate.