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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by cahallyburton, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. cahallyburton

    cahallyburton Thread Starter

    Oct 7, 2001
    I'm a new MS Excel user. How do I rename column headings? For example, I want to call Column A "Name", Column B "Address" etc...
  2. vicks


    Jan 31, 2005
    Have you tried clicking on the help icon in the menu.... I find that those help things really do help.
  3. MRdNk


    Apr 7, 2007
    You can't rename columns, you have to create your table within the cells.
    So put in Cell A1 = Name; Cell B1 = Address
    These are now your fields, and your data beneath these fields (or columns).

    Think of the column letters and the row numbers as your basic reference, like longitude & latitude for maps, or ruler measurements for any other document, you wouldn't rename your centimetres along your piece of paper - you just write on it.
  4. bomb #21

    bomb #21

    Jul 1, 2005
    Just to add to that: once your labels are in place (Cell A1 = Name; Cell B1 = Address, etc.) you can select A2 and then choose "Freeze Panes" from the Window menu.

    That way, row 1 will be locked at the top of the screen so you can always see the labels however far down the worksheet you go.
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