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    Alphabetize data by inner column

    In column A I have the last name, in column B the first name Column C the address and D the phone number, etc....I want the last names to be in alphabetical order and the corresponding information to go with it. When I alphabetized the last names, the information got mixed up and the corresponding addresses and information mixed with the last names that were alphabetized....I know this may be a basic question, but help please


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    Re: Alphabetize data by inner column

    1) highlight all the columns of data at once
    2) Select Data > Sort and set the Sort By column to your Last Name column.....Click OK.
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    Re: Alphabetize data by inner column

    It sounds like you only sorted the last name column A.
    You need to select all the columns before sorting with column A as the sort key.
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    Re: Alphabetize data by inner column

    Worked! Perfect! Thank you so much!

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