Have you had any work in an Excel worksheet that is too long or wide, and you must scroll up and down, side to side, and it makes your arm tired? Freezing and Splitting screens is a method that makes navigation and viewing between pages more manageable.
Freeze and Split Panes in Excel
Freezing Pane keeps rows and columns visible while the rest of the worksheet scrolls (based on current selection).
- Freeze Top Row: Keep the top row visible while scrolling through the rest of the worksheet.
- Freeze First Column: Keep the first column visible while scrolling through the worksheet.
Split divides the window into different panes that each scroll separately.
In this article, we are going to explain:
- How to freeze a single row and column
- How to freeze multiple rows and columns
- How to instantaneously freeze row and column
- How to unfreeze all rows and column
- How to split windows vertically and horizontally
- How to remove Split
1] How to freeze a single row and column in Excel
To freeze a single row or column, click on the View tab, click Freeze Panes, and then click Freeze Top Row or Freeze First Column. In this article, we are going to choose the Freeze Top row. Notice that when you are scrolling in the worksheet, the first row is still showing and not disappearing.
2] How to freeze multiple rows and columns in Excel
To Freeze multiple rows or columns. Select the rows or columns you want to freeze by clicking the heading of the row or column. Go to the View tab, click Freeze Panes, Then click Freeze Pane in the drop-down menu.
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3] How to instantaneously freeze row and column in Excel
To instantaneously freeze the row and column. Select the row and the right of the column, then go to View select Freeze Panes. Click Freeze Pane. Notice when you are scrolling up, the first row is not disappearing, and when you are scrolling down, the column on the left of the row you select is not moving.
4] How to unfreeze rows and column in Excel
To unfreeze row and column, go on View and select Freeze Pane in the drop-down menu choose Unfreeze Pane.
5] How to split windows vertically and horizontally in Excel
To split windows in Excel. Click a row or column heading, select Split on the View tab in the Window Group. You will see a Thick Grey Line in the worksheet; you can drag this line to where you want to split in the window. You will see a split of your worksheet (seen in the photo above).
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6] How to remove Split in Excel
Go to the View tab click Split again. The split in the worksheet will be removed.
I hope you find the post useful.