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Have you ever worked in a spreadsheet that is so big that you lose sight of which row or column you were working on? It has happened to everyone and there is a simple way around this. 

Freezing a row or column in Google Sheets allows you to work specifically on that column or row whenever you need to. Even if you aren’t working on that cell, freezing Row A or Column 1 may be extremely important as those cells are 78% more likely to contain the headers and categories of whatever you are working on. “Freezing Panes” allows you to freeze a specific row to make sure that the column headers remain visible as you scroll down in your spreadsheet. Make sure that you keep in mind that you can only freeze rows at the top and columns on the left side of the worksheet which means you cannot freeze rows and columns in the middle of the worksheet. 

Follow the steps below to learn how to freeze a row or column in Google Sheets. Hint: it’s awfully easy to do. 

How to Freeze a Row or Column in Google Sheets

Step #1: Select the row you want to Freeze

Step #2: Click on the View tab and select Freeze. Choose how many rows or columns you want to Freeze

Step #3: To Freeze a Column, follow the exact same steps above

And there you have it! In just a few simple steps, you can freeze any column or row you want to in a Google Sheet. Remember that you can freeze rows at the top and columns on the left side. If you need to scroll both up/down and left/right on a spreadsheet, you can freeze any row or column at the same time to increase your productivity and efficiency when completing work. 

If you enjoyed our video tutorial on how to freeze a row or column on Google Sheets, check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet series. This Youtube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills through visual storytelling, like how to stop seeing horror movie ads on Youtube and how to turn on dark mode on a Mac.

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