By | July 28, 2023

How to ABC order In Excel

To alphabetize or put data in ABC order in Excel, you can use the built-in sorting functionality. Follow these steps to sort your data in ascending alphabetical order:

Select the data: Click and drag to select the range of cells containing the data you want to alphabetize. Make sure to include the entire rows of data you want to sort.

Open the “Sort” dialog box: Once the data is selected, go to the “Data” tab on the Excel ribbon at the top of the window. In the “Sort & Filter” group, click on the “Sort A to Z” button (it may also be labeled “Sort Ascending” or “Sort Smallest to Largest”). This will open the “Sort” dialog box.

Choose the sorting options: In the “Sort” dialog box, you can specify the sorting criteria. By default, Excel will sort the selected range based on the first column (leftmost column) in ascending order. If you want to sort by multiple columns or rows, you can do so by clicking on the “Add Level” button and selecting additional sorting criteria.

Click “OK” to sort: After setting your sorting preferences, click the “OK” button to apply the sorting. Excel will rearrange the selected data in alphabetical order based on the chosen sorting criteria.

Note: If your data has headers, make sure to check the “My data has headers” box in the “Sort” dialog box. This way, Excel will not sort the headers along with the data.

If you want to sort in descending order (Z to A), follow the same steps, but instead, click on the “Sort Z to A” button in the “Sort & Filter” group on the “Data” tab.

Remember to be cautious when sorting data, especially if your data includes multiple columns of related information. Make sure all data in the rows is kept together when you sort, and consider making a backup of your data before applying any sorting changes.