This tutorial would explain how to Freeze, Unfreeze rows and columns, and ranges in LibreOffice calc.
There are different display devices, monitors available with various sizes and resolutions. When you are working with a spreadsheet and doing data analysis, it is often needed to freeze certain rows and columns while the rest of the section of the spreadsheet can move using scroll bars. Here’s how you can do it in LibreOffice Calc:
Select a cell. (In this example C6).
Go to menu and select “Freeze cells -> Freeze rows and columns”
Calc would freeze all the sections left and top of the selection which is C6 in this example. So, if you scroll vertically or horizontally the range A1:B5 would remain fixed while the rest of the sheet’s content can move.
Tip: You can also quickly use options Freeze first row and first column to freeze first row and column respectively.
To unfreeze, use the option Unfreeze from the menu.
There is no unfreeze option in the menu of LibreOffice Calc. To unfreeze follow the below steps:
- Select/click any of the cells inside the frozen row/column range.
- Go to Menu and click on View > Freeze Rows and Columns again.
This will remove all ‘freeze’ from the Calc sheet.