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Excel 2010 freeze option not working

Posted on 2011-09-21
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I created a form in excel in which most of the worksheet is protected and only a few columns are available for editing. The problem I am having is with the Freeze Pane option. I wanted whomever used the form/worksheet to be able to fill out the data in the unprotected columns while still being able to see the column names or headers when they scrolled down to different locations on the worksheet.  For some reason as soon as I protect the worksheet the freeze pane option stops working and the column names disappear from the screen as you scroll down the form. Is this how excel is set up or is there a problem with my version of Excel?
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Hello,

I cannot re-create the problem in my Excel 2010. Everything works as expected, even after protecting the sheet.

Try it with a new Excel file, to see if the problem is related to the workbook only. If so, the file may have become corrupt.

Does the file contain any macros?

cheers, teylyn
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The file contains macros and the same thing happens when I try to open it from another pc. Do you think the macros could be causing the issue?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Try the same steps in a new Excel workbook: Enter some dummy data, enough to fill a few screens worth of scrolling. Freeze the top row. Protect the sheet. Can you still see the frozen top row? If so, the problem lies not with Excel in general, but the other file in particular.

Yes, it is possible that the macros interfere with the settings, but without seeing the code it's hard to tell.

cheers,
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