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Posted - 12/28/2005 :  22:57:05  Show Profile  Visit nuggetmike's Homepage
I made a list 46 cells long by A through J wide. Is there a way to alphabetize the list and keep all columns together? When I try to do this only the A column rearranges. The B-J columns stay the same.

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Posted - 12/28/2005 :  23:26:18  Show Profile
Glad you asked, Mike.

If you are using Excel 2003, simply click anywhere inside the list box and select DATA>SORT and select the column(s) you want to sort. The entire row moves with the sorted column.

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Posted - 12/28/2005 :  23:27:08  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage
Mike, If you select the entire range of your whole table, before starting the sort, it will probably sort the whole thing. For another thing, for a number of types of operations, Excel likes to have a full set of headers, this means, that at the top of your data, is a set of titles, where the title row is right above the first data row, has no empty cells, and every title is different from all the other titles.


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Posted - 12/28/2005 :  23:36:29  Show Profile
Select/highlight the complete section 46 rows by J col wide,
click on Data--Sort,
click on the radio button for No header row (unless you have one), under Sort by--click for choice of ascending or descending.
Sort by-- Column A should be in the box by default but you can change it if you wish.

This works in Excel 2003.

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