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How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

Keep freeze panes setting when opening a second window.

Keep freeze panes setting when opening a second window. I frequently open a new window (second view of the same workbook) so I can make changes on one tab of the workbook and instantaneously view the results on a second tab of the workbook without having to select back and forth between two tabs. The problem is once the second view is opened it no longer adheres to the freeze pane settings of the workbook. I find myself re-freezing the panes multiple times a day.

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  • Alfred commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is hard to believe that Excel's programmers can build such an incredible, evolving, feature-rich program but cannot devote some time to correct this "freeze panes plus" flaw.

  • Malcolm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Couldn't agree more. It has been a real productivity waster for years, having to reset the panes every time.

  • Bill Botts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Upgrade? Why would the intended design to be to lose curated settings (particularly in such a productivity mode)? MICROSOFT PLEASE FIX THIS OR AT LEAST EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS AN INTENDED DESIGN? Its driving me maddddddd

  • Jon Acampora commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This fix should include gridlines, headings, and all Window level settings/properties that are lost when a new window is opened. Thank you!

  • Brian Arriaga commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to see this change as well. Keep the freeze panes settings when opening a new window of the same workbook.

  • DV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please, also gridlines start showing, whereas in original window they are turned off

  • Bree commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please. This would be a fabulous upgrade. Always re-freezing in second window. So annoying.

  • Richard Noakes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES! Please keep the freeze panes settings for each tab regardless of how many windows are open.
    I have to continually re-freeze panes and it's becoming a real nuisance, especially when building formulas.
    Regards, Richard

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