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How to freeze / lock columns and rows in Excel?

To freeze panes, you can keep specific rows or columns visible when you scroll in the worksheet. For example, you can view distant parts of the worksheet while the headings remain in place.

Freeze / Lock columns and rows with Freeze Panes

Freeze / Lock columns and rows from multiple worksheets with Kutools for Excel


Freeze / Unfreeze panes multiple worksheets:
Kutools for Excel’s Freeze / Unfreeze panes multiple worksheets can help you freeze or unfreeze all worksheets within your workbook with one click.
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Follow these steps to freeze panes in a worksheet:

1. Select the cell cursor based on what you want to freeze:

2. Then go to the Ribbon, click View > Freeze Panes > Freeze Panes, see screenshot:

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(1.)To freeze columns: Select a cell to the right of the columns you want to freeze. For example, click the first cell in column D to freeze the first three columns.

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(2.) To freeze rows: Select a cell below the rows you want to freeze. For example, click the first cell in row 4 to freeze the first three rows.

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(3.)To freeze both columns and rows: Click the cell below the rows and to the right of the columns you want to freeze — essentially, the first cell that isn't frozen. For example, click cell B2 to freeze both column A and row 1.

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Note: If you want to unfreeze the columns or rows, please click View > Freeze Panes > Unfreeze Panes, see screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Freeze / Lock columns and rows from multiple worksheets with Kutools for Excel

In certain case, you need to apply the freeze panes across to all worksheets within the whole workbook, normally, you need to freeze the worksheet one by one manually, but, with the Freeze panes multiple worksheets of Kutools for Excel, you can apply the freeze panes to all worksheets at once.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:( Free Download Kutools for Excel Now )

1. Select a cell where you want to apply the freeze panes to all worksheets.

2. Click Enterprise > Worksheet > Freeze panes multiple worksheets, see screenshot:

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3. And all the worksheets within the whole workbook are applied with the freeze panes at the same place immediately.

Note: To unfreeze the whole workbook, please just click Enterprise > Worksheet > Unfreeze panes multiple worksheets as following screenshot shown:

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Click to know more about this Freeze panes multiple worksheets feature.

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