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I have a column with letters W and E following numbers, i.e.

4e
5w
6w
7e
7e

, and I want to sort the column into e and w.

Any help would be appreciated.

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A helper column (containing =RIGHT(A1,1) copied down) may suit [and A1 if necessary adjusted to suit]. –  pnuts Apr 19 '13 at 15:53
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Select your Range and go to Data>Text in Rows.

Follow the dialogue by selecting Fixed width and setting a dividing line between 4 and e - continue.

Your original column is now split into 2 columns like so:

      A     B
---------------
1 |   4     e
2 |   5     w
3 |   6     w
4 |   7     e
5 |   7     e

Then you select the B column and do a Sort A - Z on it - excel will ask if you want to extend your selection to column A - finish by accepting. Done

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