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How to move highlighted cells to top in Excel?

In Excel, here is a list with some highlighted cells, and what your job is to move these highlighted cells to top as below screenshot shown, and how can you quickly handle it?

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Move highlighted cells to top


Move highlighted cells to top


To move highlighted cells to the top, you can use the Sort function in Excel.

1. Select the data which contains highlighted cells, and click Data > Sort. See screenshot:
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2. Then in the Sort dialog, do as below setting:

1) Select the column which contains highlighted cells you want to move;

2) Choose cell color in the Sort On drop-down list;

3) Choose the highlighted color you use in the Order drop-down list;

4) Select On Top in the last drop-down list.
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3. Click OK. Now the highlighted cells have been moved to top.
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Advanced Sort

-- By Last Name (sort data based on criteria, such as sort by text length, sort by last name. sort by absolute value and so on.)
 
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