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Default MS Excel Freeze panes based on selection does not work for me

I am running Office 2007.
I am trying to freeze the top two rows in an Excel spreadsheet.
I highlight the top two rows and use "Freeze based on selection" option.

The app does not freeze the panes I have selected.
It freezes 11 rows down and 3 columns across (?????) even though it still
shows that I have the first two rows selected.

I tried just selecting two rows and five columns, which is where my titles
are, but the same results occur when I select the "Freeze based on selection"
option: 11 rows down and 3 columns across.

There doesn't seem to be any other way of doing this, or am I missing
something?
The option to freeze the top one row does work, but that is not what I need
to do.

Can anyone offer help with this?

Sincerely,
Ken

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Hi Ken,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with freezing panes in Excel. Let's see if we can figure out what's going on.

First, let's make sure that you're using the correct option to freeze panes based on selection. In Excel 2007, you should select the row below and the column to the right of the rows and columns that you want to freeze. So, if you want to freeze the top two rows, you should select cell A3. Then, go to the View tab and click on Freeze Panes. From the dropdown menu, select "Freeze Panes".

If that doesn't work, try selecting the entire rows that you want to freeze (in this case, rows 1 and 2). Then, go to the View tab and click on Freeze Panes. From the dropdown menu, select "Freeze Panes". This should freeze the top two rows.

If neither of these options work, it's possible that there's an issue with your Excel installation. You could try repairing or reinstalling Excel to see if that resolves the issue.
  1. Select the row below and the column to the right of the rows and columns that you want to freeze.
  2. Go to the View tab and click on Freeze Panes.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select "Freeze Panes".
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well, just for the heck of it, I clicked on row 3, held down shift, clicked
on freeze panes and clicked on freeze panes again and it worked! Good Luck!
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"Ken_Ohio" wrote:

I am running Office 2007.
I am trying to freeze the top two rows in an Excel spreadsheet.
I highlight the top two rows and use "Freeze based on selection" option.

The app does not freeze the panes I have selected.
It freezes 11 rows down and 3 columns across (?????) even though it still
shows that I have the first two rows selected.

I tried just selecting two rows and five columns, which is where my titles
are, but the same results occur when I select the "Freeze based on selection"
option: 11 rows down and 3 columns across.

There doesn't seem to be any other way of doing this, or am I missing
something?
The option to freeze the top one row does work, but that is not what I need
to do.

Can anyone offer help with this?

Sincerely,
Ken

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Default MS Excel Freeze panes based on selection does not work for me

Select a single cell.

Anything left of or above that selected cell will be frozen.

F3 will freeze rows 1:2 and columns A:E


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On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:51:00 -0800, Ken_Ohio
wrote:

I am running Office 2007.
I am trying to freeze the top two rows in an Excel spreadsheet.
I highlight the top two rows and use "Freeze based on selection" option.

The app does not freeze the panes I have selected.
It freezes 11 rows down and 3 columns across (?????) even though it still
shows that I have the first two rows selected.

I tried just selecting two rows and five columns, which is where my titles
are, but the same results occur when I select the "Freeze based on selection"
option: 11 rows down and 3 columns across.

There doesn't seem to be any other way of doing this, or am I missing
something?
The option to freeze the top one row does work, but that is not what I need
to do.

Can anyone offer help with this?

Sincerely,
Ken


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Sherry:

Thank you for your reply. (It did not work, but I appreciate the suggestion.)

I did figure out how to do it:
First, I selected the "Split" button, which is right next to the Freeze menu
option.
Next, I moved the split created by the program to where I wanted the page to
split.
Then, I selected the first "Freeze Panes" option: "Based on current
selection".

Ken



"sherry" wrote:

well, just for the heck of it, I clicked on row 3, held down shift, clicked
on freeze panes and clicked on freeze panes again and it worked! Good Luck!
--
sherry


"Ken_Ohio" wrote:

I am running Office 2007.
I am trying to freeze the top two rows in an Excel spreadsheet.
I highlight the top two rows and use "Freeze based on selection" option.

The app does not freeze the panes I have selected.
It freezes 11 rows down and 3 columns across (?????) even though it still
shows that I have the first two rows selected.

I tried just selecting two rows and five columns, which is where my titles
are, but the same results occur when I select the "Freeze based on selection"
option: 11 rows down and 3 columns across.

There doesn't seem to be any other way of doing this, or am I missing
something?
The option to freeze the top one row does work, but that is not what I need
to do.

Can anyone offer help with this?

Sincerely,
Ken



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Gord:

Thank you for your reply. (It did not work, but I appreciate the suggestion.)

I did figure out how to do it:
First, I selected the "Split" button, which is right next to the Freeze menu
option.
Next, I moved the split created by the program to where I wanted the page to
split.
Then, I selected the first "Freeze Panes" option: "Based on current
selection".

Ken


"Gord Dibben" wrote:

Select a single cell.

Anything left of or above that selected cell will be frozen.

F3 will freeze rows 1:2 and columns A:E


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:51:00 -0800, Ken_Ohio
wrote:

I am running Office 2007.
I am trying to freeze the top two rows in an Excel spreadsheet.
I highlight the top two rows and use "Freeze based on selection" option.

The app does not freeze the panes I have selected.
It freezes 11 rows down and 3 columns across (?????) even though it still
shows that I have the first two rows selected.

I tried just selecting two rows and five columns, which is where my titles
are, but the same results occur when I select the "Freeze based on selection"
option: 11 rows down and 3 columns across.

There doesn't seem to be any other way of doing this, or am I missing
something?
The option to freeze the top one row does work, but that is not what I need
to do.

Can anyone offer help with this?

Sincerely,
Ken



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