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    Hello,
    If I have a list of names in column "A" and I want to put them in the alphabet order without changing their surnames in column "B", what should I do?

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Select the whole range containing names (A and B) - Data | Sort A>Z.

    Even better: turn the range into a structured table).

    Select the whole range containing names (A and B) - Insert | Table.

    You can now sort on any column with impunity.
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    If your data looks like the following

    Data Range
    A
    B
    1
    first_name
    last_name
    2
    Isa
    O'Regan
    3
    Mary
    Laboune
    4
    Butch
    Packman
    5
    Shannon
    Airey
    6
    Sisile
    Possek
    7
    Farica
    Gorthy
    8
    Ross
    Burgisi
    9
    Natassia
    Cansdell
    10
    Lita
    Adamiec
    11
    Art
    Galbraeth

    then highlight the top row. On the Data Tab, select filter
    Click on the drop down button for the first name and select Sort A to Z

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    Thanks for the solution!

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