Excel sorting numbers

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I have a lot of documents where I have to sort numbers.  I've had no problems with my sort until I updated my office program 3 weeks ago.  Now with every number grouping I sort it gives me an inaccurate sort.  Is this something that I can change?


This is what it should be:

what I how it
want sorts
1 1
2 10
3 11
4 12
5 13
6 14
7 2
8 3
9 4
10 5
11 6
12 7
13 8
14 9
3 Replies
Please upload/share the Workbook to examine the data, otherwise difficult to say the reason!!

@romantzlady Can't explain why this started after an update, but your "numbers" are in fact texts and sorted accordingly. Use the VALUE function to convert them to numbers.








Most probably you have texts, not numbers. With that to sort click on


Here is like


and next it asks you


Select Sort as numbers.