Every Excel user wants to make efficient use of Excel, as you then use the full potential of the software. For example, you can quickly perform many calculations in Excel by using the “copy and paste” function. In doing so, it is important to occasionally use the “Cell Fix Excel” function. In this article we will go into a specific form of cell freezing, namely column freezing in Excel. The purpose of pinning columns is to drag functions to different columns without negatively impacting the outcome of the formulas. If you are interested in the topic of Excel column fixing, read on.
Basically, you can interpret column fixing in Excel in 2 ways. Firstly, you could see this as part of a formula where you lock part of the formula using dollar signs. Secondly, you could see it as locking an entire Excel column, making certain columns remain visible as you scroll to the right in a worksheet. Both topics will now be treated separately.
Locking a column in Excel is very handy in spreadsheets with a lot of data where the 1st column contains relevant data. To do this, go to View -> Freeze – > Freeze first column
Freezing multiple columns?
If you want to lock multiple columns, you can use the option ‘Freeze Panes’. If you want to lock the first 3 columns, select cell D1 and then click on ‘Freeze Panes’. You will now see that the first 3 columns are locked and remain visible as you scroll down.
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