The illustration on the right shows some data that has been
sorted according to "Account" number. The sort by
Account number is in descending order (i.e. smallest at the
start and biggest number at the bottom.
Although this data is sorted by Account number, it could
just as easily be sorted by "Area" or "Balance"
It is ncessary to be very careful when sorting data, as if
you sort incorrectly you will, in fact, jumble all the data!
MS Excel gives you a warning if this is likely. Therefore
do not rush if you get a warning on screen.
You should always remember the Undo command if you make an
The Sort command is found on the Excel menu by clicking on