I use Excel 2003 and I'm trying to flip the rows and columns.

I have this: Columns A B C Rows 1 2 3

I need this: Columns 1 2 3 Rows A B CI need this for A-Z and 1-31. I don't have any data in the worksheet yet. (I'm trying to set it up before entering the data.)

I selected A1-Z31 and copied it, moved outside the selected cells, clicked Edit/Paste Special/Transpose/Ok and nothing happens. I even tried opening a new worksheet, selecting A1 Edit/Paste Special/Transpose/Ok but nothing changed.

Paste Special...Transpose is only for transposing dataas shown here:A B C 1 One Two ThreeCopy A1:C1

Select A1 (or any cell)

Paste Special...Transpose

A 1 One 2 Two 3 ThreePaste Special...Transpose can also be used to transpose Rows

of datain Columnsof data.In other words, Paste Special...Transpose has nothing to do with Row or Column headers.

Excel will allow you change the Column letters to numbers, but it will not allow you to change the Row numbers to letters.

Use Tools...Options...General Tab, check R1C1 Reference Style to get Column Numbers instead of Letters.

If you really want Row letters and Column numbers, the only suggestion I can offer is to use Tools...Options...View and uncheck the Row & Column Headers options. This will hide the Row and Column headers in your sheet. You can then insert your own letters and numbers in Column A and Row 1.

Obviously, Excel is not going to honor

yourRow and Column headers, so if you use Column A and Row 1 for your headers, all formulas are still going to refer to the original Excel cell.

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<snip>If you really want Row letters and Column numbers, the only suggestion I can offer is to use Tools...Options...View and uncheck the Row & Column Headers options. This will hide the Row and Column headers in your sheet. You can then insert your own letters and numbers in Column A and Row 1. Obviously, Excel is not going to honor your Row and Column headers, so if you use Column A and Row 1 for your headers, all formulas are still going to refer to the original Excel cell.

<snip>Ok Thanks! Now, is there a way to save Column A and Row 1 as headers so it doesn't sort?

Since I can't see your spreadsheet from where I'm sitting, I'm not sure what you are sorting on, so it's hard to give a definitive answer. However, you might try this:

Assuming you want something like this...

A B C D E 1 1 2 3 4 2 A 3 B 4 C 5 DYou can use formulas based on the actual Rows and Columns. The results of the formulas won't sort.

To get A, B, C, D, etc. in Column A, place this in A2 and drag it down:

=CHAR(ROW()+63)

To get 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. in B1:Bx, enter this in B1 and drag it across:

=COLUMN()-1

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Thanks... I'm rollin' now! :)

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