Is there any simple way to reverse the order of some rows in Excel? I'd rather hoped that there might be a suitable option in Paste Special, as there is for Transpose, but apparently not.
To expand on DLux' answer:
Instead of manually adding the 1, 2, 3, 4, you can:
1) Enter 1 on the first row, then a 2 on the cell directly below it
2) Select both cells
3) Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the cell that contains the "2". The cursor should change into a + sign.
4) Click and drag downwards. Excel will fill in the cells you drag over, and increment the values automatically.
This'll save you some time if you've got a large number of rows to reverse.
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Insert a column A, then put a counter in that row (1, 2, 3, 4). Then sort the spreadsheet on column A in descending order.
A simple way to reverse the order of a row or a column:
If you have row elements of 1,2,3,4 then you want them to be in a row, but in the order 4,3,2,1 – like transposing, but 180 degrees instead of 90. To reverse a row use this:
The range to be reversed is
To reverse the order of elements in a column you have:
Now you see that the first row element is not anchored so the row count will decrease as the cell is copied down.