How to freeze columns and rows

Excel 2016
You can freeze your column and row labels so that you can view them no matter how far you scroll down or to the right in your worksheet.

To freeze row or column headings (or both), follow these steps:

   1.   On the worksheet, do one of the following:

  • To lock rows, select the row below where you want the split to appear,
  • To lock columns, select the column to the right of where you want the split to appear,
  • To lock both rows and columns, click the cell below and to the right of where you want the split to appear:
View tab in Excel 365

   2.   On the View tab, in the Window group, click Freeze Panes:

View tab in Excel 365

   3.   From the Freeze Panes drop-down list, choose the option that you want:

Freeze Panes in Excel 365
  • The Freeze Panes option locks both rows and columns that are above and left the current cell.
  • The Freeze Top Row option locks the first row in the sheet.
  • The Freeze First Column option locks the first column in the sheet.

Excel inserts dark lines to indicate the frozen rows and columns. The frozen row and column remain visible while you scroll throughout the worksheet.

When you freeze panes, top row, or first column, the Freeze Panes option changes to Unfreeze Panes so that you can unlock frozen rows or columns:

Unfreeze Panes in Excel 365

See also this tip in French: Comment figer les colonnes et les lignes.

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