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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by KimaliKy, Apr 27, 2008.

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  1. KimaliKy

    KimaliKy Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2008
    I am setting up a spreadsheet for my classes, and I am wanting to see if there is a way to sort a column by male, female pattern. (I was hoping to be able to sort the list that way in order to prepare a seating chart....boy, girl, boy, girl etc...)

    ...I know that it will sort it by lumping the males together and then the females or vice versa... But I am hoping there is a way to be able to alternate the boys and girls.

    But before giving up I thought I would ask you all here, since you have been a big help in the past.

    Thanks in advance!!!

  2. OBP


    Mar 8, 2005
    You could have another Column where you have numbers pairing them.
    ie. Sort them Male/Female and then for the Males enter 1 for the first and 2 for the second and then drag that sequence down to the last male. The repeat that for the Females.
    Now sort by value first and then m/f and you should have boy, girl.
    I think.
    Actually you get Girl, Boy etc
    Make it G & B instead of F & M to get it as Boy Girl.

    The column with the values can of course be hidden.
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