How to Freeze a Row in Google Sheets

December 26, 2023
David Sunnyside

Like other spreadsheet software, google sheets is built around rows and columns that contain data. Each square in a row or column is called a cell and can obtain one value, word, or piece of information. Cells are organized into numbered or lettered rows and columns. Each cell has a unique address based on its row and column. A group of cells is referred to as a range, which can be referenced using the format toolbar or find and replace function.

Sheets offers a rich set of functions and features to assist with data manipulation, analysis, and visualization. Formula acceleration reduces typing time and mitigates errors by suggesting relevant formulas as you type. Google AI is also able to provide helpful insights such as trending charts and customizable data visualizations. Google Sheets also offers seamless collaboration and real time editing. Changes can be made simultaneously and a sidebar chat feature allows collaborators to communicate directly with each other.

When you want to keep a certain row or column visible, you can freeze it. Freezing a row will prevent it from scrolling up and out of view as you scroll down the spreadsheet. To unfreeze a row, select the row or column and press Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (Mac).

When you share a sheet, you can control how much access other users have to view or edit your data. To do this, click the Share button in the top-right corner and enter email addresses or copy the link provided to give people viewing, commenting, or editing privileges.

David Sunnyside
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