This video demonstrates how to freeze rows or columns to keep them visible while scrolling through a lengthy spreadsheet in Excel.
(upbeat music) - [Instructor] When working with a large amount of data in a spreadsheet, it can be difficult to figure out which category or heading the data in the cell corresponds to, especially when the rows or columns you want to compare are far away from each other. One way to solve this problem is to freeze header rows or columns. Go to the View ribbon and here click Freeze Panes, and in this case, I'll choose Freeze First Column. Now when I scroll horizontally, the first column stays on screen, and I can keep track of the students these grades belong to.
Similarly, you can freeze the top row, so that when you scroll vertically, the header row stays in place as well. Click Unfreeze Panes to restore regular scrolling. If you want to freeze the top three rows here, click to select the row or column immediately after the last one you want to freeze, which in this case would be row four, and the click, Freeze Panes. And now when I scroll, those first three rows are frozen in place.
- Working with references
- Freezing and locking
- Automatic data population
- Recovering lost work
- Finding named ranges
- Formatting cells and applying styles
- Applying international currency formatting
- Inserting hyperlinks
- Creating dropdown lists
- Hiding columns and rows
- Password protecting a workbook
- Restricting editing
- Adding headers and footers
- Locking cells