Updated: 07/20/2017 by Computer Hope

A column may refer to any of the following:

1. A column is a vertical series of cells in a chart, table, or spreadsheet. Below is an example of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with column headers (column letter) A, B, C, D, E, and F. As you can see from the picture below, column H is the highlighted column in red and the selected cell D8 is in column D.


How can I freeze or setup column that does not move

To keep column 'A' or a set of columns frozen so they do not move as you scroll to the right use the freeze pane option.

How many columns can I have in a spreadsheet?

Microsoft Excel 2010 supports 16,384 columns with a column width of up to 255 characters.

2. When referring to a newspaper or magazine a column or periodical is a regular featured opinion done by a columnist. For example, a column related to computers could cover computer related questions, new technology, and other computer related information the columnist enjoys.

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