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Keep Your Headings in View

If you work with Excel tables, particularly ones that are quite large, you know it can be confusing to remember what each column is for. To overcome this problem, divide the current worksheet window into panes. (Use the pane divider--the small bar just above the vertical scrollbar at the upper-right corner of the screen.) Each pane will give you a view of different parts of your document. In the top pane, display the headings for your table. You may want to make the pane small so there is more room to work in the other pane. For instance, you may only want to display a row or two in the top pane. In the bottom pane, do your table work. In this way you will always be able to see your column headings.

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Henry Noble    19 Mar 2016, 11:21
In Excel 2010 there is a similar bar in the lower-right corner that can be dragged out to enable scrolling vertical panes.
Both horizontal and vertical bars can be active at the same time.

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