Numbers then characters. When FM sees 5and E together, it treats them like a string.
A very rudimentary solution: Maybe you could two columns? The column heading straddles two columns Columns 1 | <---------Column 2-------------> entry 1 | entry1c2a | entry1c2b entry 2 | entry2c2a | entry2c2b entry 3 | entry3c2a | entry3c2b You use the <Column 2> as the Sort by column and the next column, <Column 3>, as the "Then By" column. Rachna On 6/22/06, Steve Rickaby <srickaby at wordmongers.demon.co.uk> wrote: > 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 > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as rachna.ganguli at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/rachna.ganguli%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > -- Rachna Ganguli