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Freeze Panes VBA Excel

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A simple challenge (I hope)

I have code to loop through all the worksheets in a workbook to rearrange column order to make the worksheet more end-user friendly.

A spreadsheet may have up to 52 sheets.

The last piece of code I use is to freeze panes in the correct place.  However, if the sheet is not already scrolled to the correct range, the freeze happens in the middle of the sheet and not at Range ("E4"), as per the code.

The code I use is:
 
 Sub TrackerHeaders()
'
' TrackerHeaders Macro
'
    Dim dStart As Date
    Dim dEnd As Date
    Dim dTime As Long
       
    dStart = Now()
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
'loop through Tracker worksheets
    For Each ws In Worksheets '(apart from Summary Sheet)
        If ws.Name <> "Summary" Then
            ws.Activate
            
            If ActiveWindow.FreezePanes Then
                ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = False
            End If
            
            'Cut, paste and rearrange columns
            Columns("Q").Cut
            Range("Z1").Insert shift:=xlToRight
        
            Columns("Z:AF").Cut
            Range("G1:I1").Insert shift:=xlToRight
        
            Columns("AB").Cut
            Range("X1").Insert shift:=xlToRight
            
            Columns("N").Insert shift:=xlToRight, _
                CopyOrigin:=xlFormatFromLeftOrAbove
            
            Range("N3") = "Date figures emailed to Vendor"
            Cells.EntireColumn.autofit
            
            Application.Goto reference:=Range("E4")
            ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
            
        End If
    Next ws
    
    Sheets(1).Activate
    dEnd = Now()
    dTime = (dEnd - dStart) * 1440 * 60
    MsgBox "Done in " & dTime & " seconds"
    
End Sub 

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RearrangeColumns-Macro.xlsm
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David Phelops
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xtermieCommented:
Why dont you try to do this:
Range("E4").Select
ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
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David PhelopsAuthor Commented:
I thought so too, - I tried that first. Then I tried "Goto". Didn't work, either.
Cheers
David
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xtermieCommented:
Perhaps we could try to change it a bit so that the worksheet is active
ws.Select
Range("E4").Select
ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
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xtermieCommented:
I tried a simple look within a 5 worksheet workbook like so:

Sub myFreeze()
Dim ws As Worksheet
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
'loop through worksheets
For Each ws In Worksheets
     ws.Select
     Range("E4").Select
     ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
Next
End sub

and it worked just fine.

Why dont you just call a separate function at the end of yours that will freeze all sheets in that way?
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David PhelopsAuthor Commented:
I'll try that - thanks.  Watch this space.
Cheers
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David PhelopsAuthor Commented:
Hi extermie

I tried your code... see attached file.  Please run code  as is - you can then see what happens.
I'm puzzled as to why the command
ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True

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does not freeze the panes at the selected cell, but at the centre of the sheet where the active cell was previously.

Would one need to "scroll" the cursor?
Thanks
David
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Try using:
            Application.Goto reference:=Range("E4")
            With ActiveWindow
               .ScrollColumn = 4
               .ScrollRow = 3
               .FreezePanes = True
            End With

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David PhelopsAuthor Commented:
Thanks rorya - That works with one slight modification:

Application.Goto reference:=Range("E4")
With ActiveWindow
   .ScrollColumn = 1
   .ScrollRow = 1
   .FreezePanes = True
End With

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This allows the Top rows to be seen when the file is opened.

Thanks for your help
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David PhelopsAuthor Commented:
Simple. Effective.
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