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10 Excel Shortcuts to Freeze Panes for Faster Data Entry

If you work with large data sets in Excel, you know how important it is to be able to see your headers while you're scrolling through your worksheet. That's where freezing panes comes in. Freezing panes allows you to lock a specific row or column in place so that it's always visible, even when you scroll. This can be a huge time-saver when you're working with data that spans multiple pages.

There are a few different ways to freeze panes in Excel. You can use the Ribbon, the Freeze Panes button on the View tab, or you can use one of the following keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Alt + W + F
  2. Alt + V + F

If you want to freeze more than one row or column, you can use the following keyboard shortcut:

  1. Alt + W + F + F

This shortcut will freeze the top row and the first column. You can also use this shortcut to freeze multiple rows or columns. Just select the rows or columns that you want to freeze, then press the shortcut keys.

If you want to unfreeze your panes, you can use the following keyboard shortcut:

  1. Alt + W + F + U

This shortcut will unfreeze all of your panes. If you only want to unfreeze a specific pane, you can select it and then use the shortcut.

There are a few things to keep in mind when you're using freezing panes. First, you can only freeze panes in worksheets, not in charts or other objects. Second, you can only freeze panes in worksheets that have been saved as .xlsx or .xlsm files. And finally, if you're using freezing panes in a shared workbook, everyone who is viewing the workbook will see the same frozen panes.

Now that you know how to freeze panes in Excel, put this shortcut to use the next time you're working with large data sets. You'll be glad you did!

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