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This weeks release, kicks off our Excel Series.

Microsoft Excel: using Freeze Panes to always see the headings when scrolling through your Excel work.

If you’re frequently scrolling in Excel to keep track of column or row headers, there’s a convenient feature called “Freeze Panes” that can save you time. By activating this feature, you can navigate through your spreadsheet while the headers stay fixed on the screen, simplifying the task of matching data to the correct headers.


Here’s how you can do it:

To freeze panes in Excel, follow these steps:

  1. Freeze the top row:

    • Go to the View tab.
    • Click on Freeze Panes.
    • Select Freeze Top Row.
  2. Freeze the first column:

    • Go to the View tab.
    • Click on Freeze Panes.
    • Choose Freeze First Column.
  3. Freeze multiple rows or columns:

    • Select the cell below the rows and to the right of the columns you want to keep visible.
    • Go to the View tab.
    • Click on Freeze Panes.
    • Select Freeze Panes again.
To unfreeze, you can go to the View tab, then Window, and select Unfreeze Panes1.
For a visual guide, see our video to the right.

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EXCEL: Zoom in and out with ease

Take advantage of the Zoom functions. This brief tutorial demonstrates how to effortlessly zoom in and out, allowing you to gain a clearer perspective on your data.

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EXCEL: Get back to the top row without scrolling

When working with lengthy Excel documents, navigating back to the top can be cumbersome due to endless scrolling. However, there’s a handy shortcut that allows you to swiftly return to the beginning without moving the mouse or scrolling endlessly. You’ll find yourself using this time-saving trick repeatedly!

Here’s how you can do it:

EXCEL: Instantly see all your data in the rows and columns

Swiftly optimise your column sizes without any hassle.

When working with Excel documents, adjusting column sizes is essential for better data visibility. Instead of manually changing each column and row size, let us show you how to do it in just a few clicks!

Here’s how you can do it: