How to Convert\List Column Headers to Row Headers in Excel?

Sometimes we may have so many columns in one worksheet and user cannot view all column headers in one page due to width limit. In this case user has to drag the scrollbar to check the column headers which are located in the columns invisible in current page like column U, column V etc. Is there a convenient way to check column headers directly without drag the scrollbar? This article will help you to resolve this issue by convert column headers to row headers in excel.

Convert Column Headers to Row Headers in Excel

Prepare a table with 10 columns, and the column headers are column 1, column 2… till column 10.

Convert or List Column Headers into Rows 1

If you want to convert column headers into row headers by a quick way, you can use Paste Special function to implement our requirement. It can transpose a row to a column, in this case column headers saved in row1 can be transposed to specific column properly, and then user can check column headers quickly. Please follow below steps to implement it.

Step 1: Select the range you want to transpose from row to column. In this case if you want to only check the column headers in row for convenient you can only select A1 to J1.

Step 2: Click Ctrl+C to copy this row (the selected range).

Step 3: In A3 (or other cell you want to paste the column headers), right click to load menu.

Convert or List Column Headers into Rows 2

Step 4: In Paste Options, select Transpose (T) icon transpose icon to implement transpose.

Convert or List Column Headers into Rows 3

Step 5: Check the result. Verify that column headers are listed in one column properly.

Convert or List Column Headers into Rows 4

This is just a quick way to help you to view all column headers in one column by convenient; if you want all data transpose from row to column (or column to row), you can select all data range to do transpose.


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