How To Create A Header In Google Sheets

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a header in Google Sheets.

How To Create A Header In Google Sheets

Headers are extremely important to label data and help ensure all viewers understand what the data in your Google Sheet represents.

Don’t worry if you haven’t added headers to your Google Sheet yet, you can quickly add them in just a few steps. Here’s how:

Step 1

Right click on the row number you want to insert a header above. This will usually be row 1

Step 2

From the menu that appears, select the Insert 1 Above option

Step 3

A new blank row will be inserted above your data

Step 4

Type the header information for each of your data columns into the new header row. If you’d like, you can also use the formatting options in the toolbar to change the look of your header to help it stand out

Freezing Headers

The last step to creating a good header in Google Sheets is to ensure the header is always visible, even when you scroll down in the spreadsheet

Step 1

Select any cell in your header row by clicking on it

Step 2

Open the View menu, then hover over the Freeze submenu. Choose the Up to Current Row option

Step 3

The header row and any rows above it will freeze in place and not move when you scroll down your spreadsheet, making it easy to see the header at all times


Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to create a header in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.

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