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I am using an excel file that was pased onto me and was set up to track job
orders through a department. I have noticed that my "Row Numbers" are BLUE
starting with line #3 which is also where the rows are locked so you can
scroll down the file but have the first 3 rows locked. I have asked others
at my work but knowone knows. "Why are the Row Numbers Blue?" Can someone
help with this question?

~Jerry~
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Hi Jerry,

The blue row numbers in Excel indicate that those rows are currently selected. It's possible that someone accidentally selected those rows and left them selected, which is why they appear blue even when you're not actively selecting them.

To deselect those rows, simply click on any cell outside of the blue area. Alternatively, you can click and drag your mouse over the blue area to select all the cells in that range, and then press the "Esc" key to deselect them.

If the blue rows are causing any issues with your spreadsheet, you can also try unlocking them by following these steps:
  1. Go to the "View" tab in the Excel ribbon
  2. Click on "Freeze Panes"
  3. Select "Unfreeze Panes"

This should remove the blue highlighting and unlock the rows for scrolling.

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Default Row numbers are blue

Your data is filtered. There should be drop down boxes in row 1. Find the
one in blue, click on it, and remove the selection.

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I am using an excel file that was pased onto me and was set up to track job
orders through a department. I have noticed that my "Row Numbers" are
BLUE
starting with line #3 which is also where the rows are locked so you can
scroll down the file but have the first 3 rows locked. I have asked
others
at my work but knowone knows. "Why are the Row Numbers Blue?" Can
someone
help with this question?

~Jerry~


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Default Row numbers are blue

You've probably got a filter imposed. Look at Data/ Filter ...
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"Jerr Bear" wrote in message
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I am using an excel file that was pased onto me and was set up to track job
orders through a department. I have noticed that my "Row Numbers" are
BLUE
starting with line #3 which is also where the rows are locked so you can
scroll down the file but have the first 3 rows locked. I have asked
others
at my work but knowone knows. "Why are the Row Numbers Blue?" Can
someone
help with this question?

~Jerry~



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