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Apr 15, 2008

i want to sort a column in such a way that it starts with those cells having the highest number of letter. For example:



I want it to look like:


Ofcourse the real list doesnt contain only "A"s. It contains of words and sentences.

How can i sort columns A as mentioned? The order of column A with other columns should not be destroyed be the sorting process.

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I am attempting to sort a column with mixed letters and numbers. However, I have been totally unable to get them to sort the way I want them.

What I have is:


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I need to sort them numberically from K1 in descending order ie:

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Here is an example of the data:
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