Column and row headers

Excel 365
Column letters and Row numbers are principal features of Excel spreadsheets. Using Column letter and Row number, you can address any cell - the main element in Excel.

For more convenient work in Excel, you can:

  • Hide Column and Row headers to get more space on the screen:
    Hide Column and Row headers in Excel 365
  • Change Column headers to numbers:
    Change Column headers to numbers in Excel 365
  • Rearrange the columns and rows as you prefer.

Hide column and row headers

If you need to share your data with others, along with other functions, you can hide row and column headers to protect your data (don't forget to protect a sheet or workbook by a password before sharing).

To hide column and row headers, do the following:

   1.   On the File tab, click the Options button:

Excel 365 Options

   2.   In the Excel Options dialog box, in the Advanced tab, under Display options for this workbook, uncheck the Show row and column headers option:

Show row and column headers in Excel 365

Change Column headers from letters to numbers and vice versa

To change column headers from letters to numbers, do the following:

   1.   On the File tab, click the Options button.

   2.   In the Excel Options dialog box, in the Formulas tab, under Working with formulas, select the R1C1 reference style option:

R1C1 reference style in Excel 365

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