Excel 2010 spreadsheet crashes while sorting

Posted on 2012-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-09-27
Hello - we have a user whose large spreadsheet crashes consistently while sorting, and it happens on multiple computers, leading me to think it's something within the file itself.  What happens is we sort it one-at-a-time, first on Column A "Rep", then on Column B "Cust #", then it crashes on Column H "Group/Part#".  Not sure what causes it.

thanks for your thoughts.
Question by:Damian_Gardner
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    by:Martin Liss
    Have you tried storing the values in column H (and other columns as well) as numbers rather than text?
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    Hi, Damian.

    It didn't even make it to Col. H for me - crashed on B!

    The file is corrupt. I did a quick and dirty rebuild on it by copying the sheets to a new file. It's sorting fine now.

    Brian. AX---FARM---CONTRACTS---USD----9.xls

    Author Comment

    great - let me try it...

    Author Closing Comment

    Works great.  thanks alot.
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    Thanks, Damian.

    I mentioned "quick and dirty" - one of the things I left out was the print layout. Let me know if you need any help with that.


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