How to Freeze Columns in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, you can freeze columns to keep them visible as you scroll through your data. This can be helpful if you need to reference information from the top of your spreadsheet, such as headers or labels.

There are two ways to freeze columns in Google Sheets:

  • Using the Freeze panes button
  1. Select the column or columns that you want to freeze.
  2. Click the Freeze panes button in the toolbar.
  3. In the Freeze panes dialog box, select the Freeze column option.
  4. Click OK.

The selected columns will be frozen. As you scroll through your spreadsheet, the frozen columns will remain visible.

  • Using the View menu
  1. Select the column or columns that you want to freeze.
  2. Click View > Freeze panes.
  3. In the Freeze panes dialog box, select the Freeze column option.
  4. Click OK.

The selected columns will be frozen. As you scroll through your spreadsheet, the frozen columns will remain visible.

Unfreezing columns

To unfreeze columns that you have frozen, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Freeze panes button in the toolbar.
  2. In the Freeze panes dialog box, select the Unfreeze all option.
  3. Click OK.

The frozen columns will be unfrozen.

Additional tips for freezing columns

  • You can also freeze rows in Google Sheets using the same steps.
  • You can freeze multiple columns by selecting multiple columns before following the steps above.
  • You can specify the number of columns that you want to freeze by entering a number in the Freeze column box in the Freeze panes dialog box.
  • You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + 6 keyboard shortcut to freeze columns.
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