Google Docs Launches Freeze Columns and Forms

Feb 7, 2008 • 7:41 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics

The Google Docs Blog has announced that there has been an update to Google Docs that allows you to freeze columns and share information on forms. To be more specific, they say:

We're really excited to bring you forms! Create a form in a Google Docs spreadsheet and send it out to anyone with an email address. They won't need to sign in, and they can respond directly from the email message or from an automatically generated web page. Creating the form is easy: start with a spreadsheet to get the form, or start by creating the form and you'll get the spreadsheet automatically.

Responses are automatically added to your spreadsheet.

When you decide to share a spreadsheet, you'll be able to select the form option as shown below:

Google Spreadsheets: Fill out a Form

Google has also launched a feature that allows you to freeze columns. The illustrated instructions on how to do this are outlined here.

Additional changes, including image insertion features and improved chart labeling, are also released in this update.

Forum discussion continues at Google Groups.

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Mike Calimbas

02/07/2008 03:08 pm

Sweet! I started using Google Docs regularly a few months ago. It's since replaced MS Word. I use the spreadsheet functionality to store docs but it's a little harder to create/edit than Excel. All in all, great product.

No Name

06/04/2008 05:56 am

I'm trying to freeze a column like I can do in Excel, is that possible to do in Google Docs?


11/29/2011 02:44 am

I cannot freeze columns in a spreadsheet that contains forms and I desperately need to do that otherwise google forms is useless for me.  Any solution/workaround?

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