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Ive written the macro below to sort Column A according to the length of the cell values in Ascending order. Ive done this by writing the length to Column B for each value and then sorting on column B. Surely there is a more elegant method, perhaps using arrays.

Sub SortIt()
Do Until IsEmpty(ActiveCell)
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ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
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