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Excel For Mac Freeze Panes

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This Excel tutorial explains how to freeze panes to keep the top row visible when scrolling in Excel 2011 for Mac (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

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Question: In Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac, I have a spreadsheet with column headings. I need a way to scroll down the rows, but still see the column headings that are contained in the top row. How can I do this?

Answer: If you need to see the column headings even after scrolling, you could try freezing the top row in Excel.

NOTE: Freezing panes only works when you are in Normal View.
Excel
  1. Freeze rows or columns. Freeze the first column. Select View Freeze Panes Freeze First Column. The faint line that appears between Column A and B shows that the first column is frozen. Freeze the first two columns. Select the third column.
  2. The Freeze Panes command in Excel 2007 enables you to freeze portions of a worksheet, typically column and row headings, so that you can view distant parts of the worksheet while the headings remain in place. Freezing panes only affects the current worksheet.
Excel For Mac Freeze Panes

To freeze the top row, open your Excel spreadsheet.

Select the Layout tab from the toolbar at the top of the screen. Click on the Freeze Panes button and click on the Freeze Top Row option in the popup menu.

Now when you scroll down, you should still continue to see the column headings.

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.

Freeze Panes In Excel For Mac

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

Excel Mac 2011 Freeze Panes

Freeze the First Row or Column

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

  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.

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Unfreeze Panes

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

Excel 2016 Mac Freeze Panes

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