How can I permanently freeze rows in Excel 2013

Please can someone tell me how to permanently freeze the top couple of rows in an Excel 2013 spreadsheet. I can use freeze panes to achieve the desired view, but, that is lost when I close soon the workbook.
Ian LeasonAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try View (Menu), Split.  Arrange the split and save.

What I do it Data, Group, Rows or Columns.  That definitely works and I use this a lot.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I just tested Split on a spreadsheet, saved it, re-opened it and the Split remained. So both methods I suggest above work properly.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
I assume things like data changes are saving as expected. Are you saving the file as an Excel spreadsheet (XLS or XLSX)? The freeze settings won't be saved in most other formats.
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Ian LeasonAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your help. John, I could not get those to work on the spreadsheet at first, the view just would not save. Until Brian mentioned data saving I had not tried adding data, when I did upon opening the workbook again the data had not saved. I did a repair of the Office installation and now the standard freeze panes (I thought that was what I had used in the past) works as I expected. I have also learned something new as the methods you stated work well John.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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