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OpenOffice Calc 3.x Guide
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Freezing rows and columns

Freezing locks a number of rows at the top of a spreadsheet or a number of columns on the left of a spreadsheet or both. Then when scrolling around within the sheet, any frozen columns and rows remain in view.

The figure below shows some frozen rows and columns. The heavier horizontal line between rows 3 and 14 and the heavier vertical line between columns C and H denote the frozen areas. Rows 4 through 13 and columns D through G have been scrolled off the page. Because the first three rows and columns are frozen into place, they remained.

Frozen rows and columns

You can set the freeze point at one row, one column, or both a row and a column as in the example.

Freezing single rows or columns

  1. Click on the header for the row below where you want the freeze or for the column to the right of where you want the freeze.
  2. Select Window > Freeze.

A dark line appears, indicating where the freeze is put.

Freezing a row and a column

  1. Click into the cell that is immediately below the row you want frozen and immediately to the right of the column you want frozen.
  2. Select Window > Freeze.

Two lines appear on the screen, a horizontal line above this cell and a vertical line to the left of this cell. Now as you scroll around the screen, everything above and to the left of these lines will remain in view.


To unfreeze rows or columns, select Window > Freeze. The check mark by Freeze will vanish.

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