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Most sorting in Excel is done by row, meaning that you order the rows based on the contents of a particular column in the information being sorted. At times you may have a need to change the orientation of your sorting, meaning you need to sort columns based on the contents of a particular row.
Excel makes sorting by column easy, although it is not particularly intuitive. Simply follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Sort dialog box.
Figure 2. The Sort Options dialog box.
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