Trouble sorting by #

sjoseph08

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I have a spreadsheet logging files by box #, file #, status, and name. There is no problem sorting by any of the other fields but when I try to sort by box # it seems to create two seperate sets of info eg. it will sort from 1000-1700 then start at 1000 again and sort another set of info. I have tried reformatting the cells even though I was under the impression that excel will sort but what is in the cell despite any format variation so naturally that didn't work but I am pretty much out of guesses at this point. Some help would be much appreciated.
 

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Andrew Poulsom

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Welcome to the Board.

I expect some of your "numbers" are text entries. To convert them click the column header, choose Data|Text to Columns and click Finish.
 
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