How to Freeze Rows in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, you can freeze rows 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 rows in Google Sheets:

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

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

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

The selected rows will be frozen.

Unfreezing rows

To unfreeze rows 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 rows will be unfrozen.

Additional tips for freezing rows

  • You can also freeze columns in Google Sheets using the same steps.
  • You can freeze multiple rows by selecting multiple rows before following the steps above.
  • You can specify the number of rows that you want to freeze by entering a number in the Freeze row box in the Freeze panes dialog box.
  • You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + 5 keyboard shortcut to freeze rows.

Conclusion

By following these steps, you can easily freeze rows in Google Sheets. This can be a helpful way to keep your data organized and accessible.

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Examples

Here are some examples of how you might use freezing rows in Google Sheets:

  • You could freeze the header row of a table so that you can always see the column names.
  • You could freeze the first few rows of a spreadsheet that contains instructions or guidance.
  • You could freeze the last few rows of a spreadsheet that contains summary data.

Troubleshooting

If you are having trouble freezing rows in Google Sheets, here are a few things to check:

  • Make sure that you have selected the correct rows or columns.
  • Make sure that you have selected the correct option in the Freeze panes dialog box.
  • Try using the keyboard shortcut instead of the mouse.

If you are still having trouble, you can contact Google Sheets support for help.

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