In Numbers, how is it possible to sort selected columns by a row? In the following example I want to sort the columns B, C and D by using the values in row 1.


So far, I have only found the reverse action (which does what it is supposed to) "sort selected rows by column".

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Transpose the sheet (Table->Transpose rows and columns), sort, and then transpose back. However you may lose some of the formatting, like column widths and row heights.

  • That is a clever workaround!
    – ben
    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:43

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