Lock the Position of a Slicer in an Excel Worksheet So It Can't Be Moved

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated November 4, 2022

Applies to: Microsoft® Excel® 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021 and 365 (Windows)

Slicers are a great tool in Excel to filter tables or pivot tables. You can lock the position of a slicer in an Excel worksheet using a options in the Format Slicer task pane. You'll need to select the slicer or slicers and Disable resizing and moving in the task pane (and choose other options based on your preferences).

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Locking the position of one or more slicers using the Format Slicer task pane

To lock the position of one or more slicers in the Format Slicer task pane:

  1. Right-click the slicer. If you are changing multiple slicers, Ctrl-click each slicer and right-click one of the selected slicers. A drop-down menu appears.
  2. Select Size and Properties in the menu. A task pane appears.
  3. In the Format Slicer task pane, click the arrow beside Position and Layout to expand it.
  4. Check or select Disable resizing and moving.
  5. In the task pane, click the arrow beside Properties to expand it.
  6. Select Don't move or size with cells.
  7. Uncheck or de-select Locked. If you leave this checked, you won't be able to use the slicer(s).

Below is the Format Slicer task pane (note that Locked has been de-selected):

Format Slicer task pane in Excel.

Slicers are a great tool in Excel for filtering.

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Slicers are a great tool in Excel to filter tables or pivot tables. You can lock the position of a slicer in an Excel worksheet using a options in the Format Slicer task pane. You'll need to select the slicer or slicers and Disable resizing and moving in the task pane (and choose other options based on your preferences).
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