Hi Steve Thanks for the suggestion. Someone else sent me another workaround off-list, which I thought I'd post here to get it into the archive: put an M space in front of each number. This seems illogical but it works.
For me, I'm sorting in a "database" document and copying some of the sorted rows to another document for production, so the extra space at the start doesn't matter. The sole purpose of that column is for sorting - it never ends up in output. If I had to display the contents of that column, your conditional text idea would be a good one. Cheers, Rebecca >>> Steve Rickaby <srickaby at wordmongers.demon.co.uk> 06/22/06 9:47 PM >>> At 14:00 +1200 22/6/06, rebecca officer wrote: >I'm sorting a table and want to end up with the following order: >5 >5E >6 > >Instead, it gives me: >5 >6 >5E > >Can I change that? If not, I'd appreciate other ideas for achieving what I'm >after. The numbers are compulsory, but the letter E is arbitrary. I tried >making it a comma instead but the sorting just seemed to ignore that. I don't know if you can change the sort order in FrameMaker's guts, but if you have the option of using it, here's a hack that gets the sort to partially work: make the letters conditional, and sort entire table with them turned off. This groups all the numerics together - i.e. the major sort works - but you then have to re-display the conditional letters and do the minor sort(s) separately. -- Steve NOTICE: This message contains privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this message in error please notify Allied Telesis Labs Ltd immediately. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender has the authority to issue and specifically states them to be the views of Allied Telesis Labs.