Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Sorting tips and shortcuts, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] Probably the most important…data management tool is Sort.…You'll find the Sort options on the Data tab,…there are three buttons here.…You'll also find these same buttons on the Home tab…if you click the Sort and Filter button…in the Editing group in the menu.…So we've got these two buttons here, again,…just like we're seeing on the Data tab.…Now, imagine this data's just been sent to you…and you haven't scoped it out or anything,…you're ready to sort.…Do you have to select all the data before sorting?…Well, you don't have to, but occasionally you should,…and if it's new to you, definitely.…
Simply press Control A before sorting.…I'm not saying you need to do this every single time,…particularly if you're familiar with the data,…but a good followup to this, and not so well-known,…is press Control Period four or five times.…This moves the active cell around the corners of the range.…And what this means is, when you're ready to sort,…simply click within the data,…you don't have to highlight it.…We come down to the bottom here after pressing…
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