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Excel/macro for sorting sheet without sorting frozen rows


I am referring to this question that was asked of you:

Excel/Sorting Macro for Excel sheet with frozen cells
Expert: Aidan Heritage - 11/5/2007

This question is exactly what I'm trying to do, but i do not speak in macro's- my excel level is very low. i recently took a macro class that involved editing the macro's; which is what i think you're referring to.

I am trying to put buttons on a spreadsheet for co-workers with way less excel skills than me to sort by certain criteria.
But, I want the first 4 rows to be omitted from the sort because it is the heading and categories and macro buttons. So i want everything on the sheet to sort starting on row 5. this is also a sheet that rows are being added to, so i want to make sure that future additions will be sorted as well.

Can you help me with this?
thank you!

that answer looks valid for you as well -

Range("A5:H" & WorksheetFunction.CountA(Range("A:A"))).Select

was a selection of cells from a5 to H whatever - I'd PROBABLY now suggest

Range("A5:H" & ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count).select

As the sorting part can take the range something like

With ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Sort
       .SetRange Range("A5:H" & ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count)
       .Header = xlNo
       .MatchCase = False
       .Orientation = xlTopToBottom
       .SortMethod = xlPinYin
   End With

would do it  
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world!


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