#### How do you sort words in Excel by the number of letters in a word

```I have a list of 5,000 words that I need sort by the number of letters in the
word for my students is this possible to do?  The words range from 1 letter
to 9 letters in a word.

```
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Kinger1 (1)
5/2/2005 10:28:01 PM
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```with the use of a helper column
=LEN(A1)

if you do not want to count spaces
=LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1," ",""))
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"Kinger" <Kinger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A54E1927-E340-4CEF-9928-4893176C2E39@microsoft.com...
> I have a list of 5,000 words that I need sort by the number of letters in the
> word for my students is this possible to do?  The words range from 1 letter
> to 9 letters in a word.
>
>
>
>

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dmcritchie (2586)
5/2/2005 10:36:52 PM
```in another column (say, column B) enter:

B1:     =LEN(A1)

and copy down as far as necessary.

Sort columns A:B using column B as the sort key.

In article <A54E1927-E340-4CEF-9928-4893176C2E39@microsoft.com>,
Kinger <Kinger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> I have a list of 5,000 words that I need sort by the number of letters in the
> word for my students is this possible to do?  The words range from 1 letter
> to 9 letters in a word.
>
```
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
5/2/2005 10:42:11 PM

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