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How to move or convert column headers to row headers in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-12-08

Sometimes you may need to move or convert column headers to row headers, and switch the corresponding data together as below screenshot shown. It is easy to achieve with the Paste Special feature of Excel.

Move or convert column headers to row headers with Paste Special feature


Move or convert column headers to row headers with Paste Special feature

Please do as follows to convert column headers to row headers in Excel.

1. Please select the table data which you need to convert the column headers to rows, and then copy the table by pressing the Ctrl + C keys simultaneously.

2. Right click a blank cell where you want to place the converted table, then click Paste Special > Paste Special. See screenshot:

3. In the Paste Special dialog box, check the Transpose box, and then click the OK button.

Now the column headers and the row headers of selected table are switched as below screenshot shown.

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