Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Jake Sheridan
In this tutorial, you will learn how to lock column in Google Sheets.
Locking your column allows you to lock your columns and/or rows so that they stay on the screen when you scroll down or over to view the rest of your sheet.
Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to lock column in Google Sheets.
How To Lock Column In Google Sheets
Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to lock column in Google Sheets.
First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with.
In this example, we want to lock the first column, meaning column A. to lock column A, simply select column A, then click View, select Freeze, then select Uo to column A.
Once you are done, your Google Sheets will look like this.
You can see there is a distinct line after column A.
This means column A is now frozen and will always appear on your Google Sheet even if you scroll all the way to your right.
That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done.
Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet
In this tutorial, I covered how to lock column in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.
More ways to use columns in Google Sheets:
- Move A Column
- Add A Column
- Set Column Width
- Delete Columns
- Rename A Column
- Compare Two Columns
- Make All Columns The Same Width
- Add Multiple Columns
- Apply A Formula To An Entire Column
- Sort Multiple Columns
- Auto Fit Column Width
- Group Columns
- How To Name Columns
- Sum A Column
- Sort By Column
- Split Text into Columns
- Apply Formula To Entire Column
- Combine Columns
- Find Unique Values In Column
- Move Columns
- Filter Columns
- Filter Multiple Columns
- Split A Column
- Get the Last Value in a Column
- Convert Rows To Columns
- Multiply Columns
- Highlight Duplicates In Multiple Columns
- Switch Columns
- Select Multiple Columns
- Subtract Columns
- Number A Column