Excel For Mac Freeze Pane

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Open your project in Excel. You can either open the program within Excel by clicking File Open,. To freeze the top row, execute the following steps. On the View tab, in the Window.

Freeze Panes Eliminates Fear

When you scroll up and down on your worksheet, do you lose sight of your headers? Do you fear drawing false conclusions because you looked at your data wrong?

Eliminate that fear with Excel’s Freeze Panes.

With Freeze Panes, you freeze one or more rows at the top of your screen. Then when you scroll down, those rows remain visible. (You can do the same with columns). See below:

No more need to scroll back up to remember what column you’re looking at.

No more paranoia that you’re looking at the wrong row — because now you can see the header all of the time.

And Now The Freeze Panes Shortcut

The Freeze Panes shortcut is an easy left-hander:

Freeze Panes Drop-Down: Alt-W-F

Alt-W-F brings up the following Freeze Panes drop-down:

The three options are:

  • F to freeze both rows and columns — based on where your cursor is (this will freeze rows and columns to the right and to the left of your cursor)
  • R to freeze the top row only (regardless where your cursor is)
  • C to freeze the first column only (regardless where your cursor is)

Therefore, the full shortcuts are as follows (they are all easy left-handers):

Freeze Panes Based On Cursor Location: Alt-W-F-F

Freeze Top Row Only (regardless of cursor location): Alt-W-F-R

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Freeze First Column Only (regardless of cursor location): Alt-W-F-C

OK, but how do you UNfreeze? Simple. When you’ve already frozen rows/columns, Alt-W-F-F will UNfreeze instead of Freeze (the Freeze Panes option is replaced with Unfreeze Panes):

Excel Mac 2011 Freeze Panes

UNFreeze Panes: Alt-W-F-F

As long as you can remember that Freeze Panes is on the View tab, you don’t need to memorize the whole shortcut. Just begin by typing Alt. As shown in the video at the top of the post, Excel will guide you the rest of the way with screen tips. It will show you that W is the hotkey or “keyboard accelerator” to get to the View tab. Once you type W, Excel will take you to the View tab and show you that F is the hotkey for Freeze Panes, and so on.

Conclusion: Excel’s Freeze Panes Is Easy, Saves Time And Helps You Relax

Excel’s Freeze Panes can be a life-saver. It can save you from making mistakes by misreading your data. It can also save you time. Freeze Panes allows you to scroll down and examine your data safely without constantly scrolling back up and eating up valuable time.

And with an easy left-handed shortcut — Alt-W-F-R to freeze the top row — you have no excuse not to use it.

May the force be with you.

Excel For Mac Freeze Panes

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When you're working in large spreadsheets, it can be hard to know what you're looking at once you scroll away from the header rows and columns. To fix this problem, you can freeze part of the worksheet so that even when you scroll, the headings are displayed.

Freeze Rows

When you freeze panes, the rows above and columns to the left of the active cell are immobilized. In order to change the freeze point, you must unfreeze and freeze the cells again.

  1. Select a cell next to the row and/or column you want to freeze.

    If you select a cell in the first column, only the rows above it will freeze (no columns). If you select a cell in the first row, only the columns to the left will freeze (no rows).

  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Click the Freeze Panes button.
  4. Select Freeze Panes.
  5. Scroll to verify the cells are frozen.

The frozen cells are visible no matter how far you scroll.

Freeze the First Row or Column

When you freeze only the first row or column, it doesn’t matter which cell is selected when the freeze is applied.

Excel For Mac Freeze Pane
  1. Click the View tab.
  2. Ciick the Freeze Panes button.
  3. Select Freeze Top Row or Freeze First Column.
    • Freeze Top Row Keeps the top row visible while scrolling through the worksheet.
    • Freeze First Column Keeps the first column visible while scrolling through the worksheet.
  4. Scroll in the worksheet to verify the freeze is applied.

Excel For Mac Freeze Panes

Unfreeze Panes

If you no longer need the cells in a spreadsheet to be frozen, you can unfreeze them at any time.

  1. Click the View tab.
  2. Click the Freeze Panes button.
  3. Select Unfreeze Panes.