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Panes Freeze In Wrong Place In Excel

Posted on 2014-03-26
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Hi Experts

I have attached a sample *.XLS file which is an extract of one much wider sheet from a multi-sheet file.
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I copied this sheet from an existing 97-2003 XLS file and pasted the contents into a newly created sheet of an existing 97-2003 XLS file.

I am trying to freeze Rows 1 and 2 and Columns A and B.  I know that when you freeze panes you have to select them all at one time and apply the action, and this is what I have been trying to do, ie. select Rows 1 & 2, hold the Shift key then select Columns A & B.

The result is that it freezes the panes at Column G and Row 14, not my selected rows and columns.  It is as though the original sheet was made up from different worksheets or something, but I can't see how to identify if this is the case.

To make it worse I am finding my way around Excel 2010 when I am more used to Excel 2003.  The file needs to be kept as a 97-2003 XLS file for compatibility with other versions of Excel.  It could be saved as XLSX as long as there are no compatibility issues with Office 2003, whereby certain things don't function or display properly in that version.

Could somebody please have a look at the attached sheet and let me know WHY this is happening so that I can correct it in my proper workbook.

Thanks

Bill
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Try the following:

Select cell C3
Alt+F F (or Windows Freeze Pane)

You should be done.

Thomas
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Thank you very much for that, Thomas.  It does the job perfectly.  I have to ask myself "why didn't you think of that?", but I was obviously looking at this assuming there was a more complicated explanation and solution.
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Sometimes, it just takes an outside look. Glad to help,

Thomas
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