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By utilizing Excel's sorting feature, you can effortlessly arrange your data.

You have the option to sort your data in either ascending or descending order if the column consists of numbers or dates. Additionally, you can sort in A-Z or Z-A order, depending on the language used. This functionality is compatible with various languages. 

To arrange your table in a specific order, the first step is to apply filtering to the desired range. Select a cell within the range and navigate to the Home tab. From there, click on the Sort & Filter option (Filter Tool). Next, locate the column you wish to sort and click on the filter icon at the top of the column. Finally, select your preferred sorting method.

Here's an example to illustrate sorting the Price column in ascending order:

Observe how the entire table was rearranged according to the sorting of the Price column. It's important to remember that when you sort your data, all columns are affected by the sorting operation.

Now, let's consider sorting the city names in alphabetical order. It's a simple task! Just click on the City Filter and choose the "Sort A-Z" option.

Restoring the original order:

It is crucial to remember that restoring the original sort order can be challenging in Excel, as it does not retain the initial sorting arrangement. For instance, if you reopen your workbook after performing a sort, you will be unable to revert to the previous sorting.

To circumvent this issue, you can take preventive measures by adding an additional column that includes the row numbers before initiating any sorting operations. This provides a reference point that can help maintain the original order and facilitate easier restoration if needed.

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