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MS Excel 2003: Sort data in alphabetical order based on 1 column

This Excel tutorial explains how to sort data in alphabetical order based on one column in Excel 2003 and older versions (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

Question: In Microsoft Excel 2003/XP/2000/97, I'm trying to put a chart in alphabetical order. There are 4 columns and over 2,000+ rows of information. I need to sort the data by column B (ie: Product column) in alphabetical order. How do I do this?

Answer: To apply a sort in Excel, highlight the data that you wish to sort.

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Under the Data menu, select Sort.

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When the Sort window appears, select the columns that you wish to sort by. In our example, we are going to sort the Product column (column B) in ascending order.

Click on the OK button.

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Now when you return to the spreadsheet, the data should be sorted.

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