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Sort names excel 2007


tonyq
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Hi all, Is it possible to sort a list of names after a full stop using Excel 2007. e.g Mr A.Somebody I would like to sort the list of names using the surname,without having to place the surname in a different column, hope this makes sense!.

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tonyq

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Update. When I select all of the Names in column "B" then "Sort and Filter A-Z" nothing happened as stated in my last posting.If I select the first name only in column "B"then "Sort and Filter A-Z" they change to alphabetical order,not only do they change in column "B" but the contents of column "A" change as well. Which is what I needed. Does this sound correct?. I thought I would need to select all the names that I needed to change to alphabetical order.

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Woolwell

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Sounds correct. Excel sometimes seems to think for itself!

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tonyq

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Thank you all for your help/advice.

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wee eddie

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Make a copy of it and play about with the Copy.

I strongly recommend 3 Columns. Surname, First name, Title.

Just make 3 new Columns and Copy and Paste the parts across. When all is done, try Sorting on the Surname Column. It's a cinch. If it works, you can delete the original column if you wish

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