How to lock or freeze worksheet tab in Excel?
Supposing you have a workbook which contains multiple worksheets, there is a worksheet named Main-sheet as the first tab in the workbook. And now, you want to try to lock or freeze this sheet tab to make it always visible even when scrolling across a number of worksheets. In fact, there is no direct way for you freeze the tab, but, you can use a workaround to deal with this problem.
In Excel, we can apply the following VBA code to make the specific worksheet always before your current clicked worksheet tab, so that you can always see this worksheet when you scroll across any other sheet tabs. Please do as follows:
1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. Then choose ThisWorkbook from the left Project Explorer pane, double click it to open the Module, and then copy and paste following VBA code into the blank Module:
VBA code: Freeze or lock a specific worksheet tab
Private Sub Workbook_SheetActivate(ByVal Sh As Object) 'Update by Extendoffice Application.EnableEvents = False Application.ScreenUpdating = False If Application.ActiveSheet.Index <> Application.Sheets("Main-sheet").Index Then Application.Sheets("Main-sheet").Move Before:=Application.Sheets(Application.ActiveSheet.Index) Application.Sheets("Main-sheet").Activate Sh.Activate End If Application.ScreenUpdating = True Application.EnableEvents = True End Sub
3. And then save and close this code, now, when you click any of your worksheet tab, this specific worksheet will be always at the front of your clicked sheet tab, see screenshots:
Note: In the above code, the Main-sheet is the sheet name that you want to freeze, you can change it to your need.
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