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Keep Your Headings in View in Excel

When you're working with a large spreadsheet in Excel, it can be easy to lose track of which row or column is which. This is especially true if you're scrolling around a lot. Luckily, there's a handy feature called "Headings" that can help you keep your bearings. Headings are simply the labels at the top of each column and the left side of each row. By default, they're always visible no matter where you scroll.

If you can't see your headings, it's likely that they've been turned off somehow. To turn them back on, just click the View tab at the top of the Excel window. Then, make sure the "Headings" checkbox is selected in the "Show" section. If it is, then your headings should be visible once again.

Once you have your headings visible, you can use them to quickly navigate to any part of your spreadsheet. Just click on a heading and drag it to where you want to go. For example, if you want to jump to column D, just click on the "D" heading and drag it to the left or right until it's in view.

You can also use headings to select entire rows or columns. Just click on a heading and then drag your mouse down or across until all of the cells you want are selected. This can be handy when you need to delete or move an entire row or column.

So next time you're working with a large spreadsheet, don't forget to keep your headings in view! It'll save you a lot of time and frustration.

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