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#1 Riegs

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

I am trying to sort a mailing list alphabetically and when I select the last name column the sort and filter are grayed out and I cannot get it to sort alphabetically.



#2 Jonathan

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:43 PM

Hi Riegs,

 

There are a number of reasons why this can happen, so the best solution may be for you to attach your workbook so that I can look at it and identify the problem.  For instructions on attaching workbooks to posts, click here.

 

If that isn't an option, here is a list of reasons this may happen:

I hope that you're able to solve the proble with this information, but if not please feel free to attach your workbook and I will take a look at it.


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