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

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  1. cahallyburton

    cahallyburton Thread Starter

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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