My mom has inherited my dad's 2,000 record albums, most of which are movie soundtracks. She is trying to decide whether to sell them or donate them, and step one is sorting and cataloging. They're not in any order. Is there some good way of alphabetizing them where they live, in a small room without lots of floor space to make piles? [more inside]
I have about 14 PDF Files with about 400 pages. Each page is an invoice with a number from 1 to 400. Unfortunately, they aren't all in the right sequence. What is the best way to sort them? Is there a way to do this automatically? If not, what other options do I have. The thumbnail view in MAC OS to small to see the invoice number.
I was surprised to discover that there is no way to sort an Amazon search or browse within a category by user review--more specifically from lowest to highest. Is there a workaround for this? Or perhaps an app or script I could use? Or even a third party site that sorts it for you? I'm mostly interested in being able to browse a category and see the lowest ranked items, but I'd settle for ranked search results also.
Is there a spreadsheet app that's geared more toward creating sortable lists of stuff? I know I can do this with Apple's Numbers app, but it feels so clunky. I don't want column "A" "B" "C" and so forth. I want to name the columns, just as the columns in iTunes are named (song, album, rating, etc). I don't want to right click a column and choose from a list of options to choose "Sort Ascending/Descending". I want to click the column title and have it sort based on that column, just as iTunes does when in song view, or in a playlist. Click song, the list is sorted by song. Click album the list is sorted by album. I'm not working with any calculations. I want to create easily sortable lists of my stuff... like wine! [more inside]
I have an array which has listing information for products on a website. The products fit into two categories (call them 'bits' and 'bobs') I need to sort the array so that it goes from a completely mixed up and randomized list to: bit, bit, bit, bit, bit, bit, bob, bob, bob, bob, bob, bob, bit, bit, bit, bit, bit, bit And so on, basically reorganize the array so that the list is in alternating groups of six Array structure is basically a numbered array of keyed arrays, like so: Array (  => Array ( [id] => 39549 [title] => Product Name [author] => Author Name [price] => 7.66 [type] => bit )  => Array ( [id] => 39549 [title] => Product Name [author] => Author Name [price] => 9.66 [type] => bob ) )
Recycling overload - looking for sorting bin suggestions [more inside]
I have a PDF document and a spreadsheet in XLS format. We want to be able to put the spreadsheet into the PDF and allow users to click on the sheet's column headings to sort the data alphabetically depending on need. Is this possible? If so, what is the best way to do it? [more inside]
In gmail, is there a way to search for emails that don't have a specific label or don't have any label? [more inside]
How to make a database from word doc? [more inside]
How Do I Sort My Gmail Inbox by Sender? [more inside]
I have an excel file with a list of expenses that are continually updated, sorted by date. There is a column for specifying the category that each expense belongs to. Is it possible to create a formula that adds up the expenses that belong to a specific category? [more inside]
How to explain and persuade a client that their brilliant idea isn't? [more inside]
How to sort data WITHIN a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows? [more inside]
What is kitty trying to tell me with this litter flinging? [more inside]
How can I change the view of EVERY FOLDER on my computer (vista 64) to the same view, sort by and group? [more inside]
Facebook has been telling me "Your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience" for 5 days. I'm getting no response from them. [more inside]
Easy Windows XP question, yet hard to google: Is there anyway to set the 'select file' dialog boxes used by virtually every program to sort by Modified Date instead of Name? [more inside]
Has anyone ever found a source for life-like rubber slugs? I've been trying to find some for an art project and every source I've been able to think of has turned out to not to have any such thing. And by slugs I mean the slimy, slow-moving animal, not the type you try to cheat a soda machine out of it's inventory with. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
Help an application Luddite find a good system for organising recipes. [more inside]
Help me sort out this problem of ranking bracket winners... Thx in advance, hivemind. [more inside]
Do you know of a server-side script for combining RSS feeds, removing duplicates, filtering out items that match keywords, and then generating a new RSS feed as a result? [more inside]
Help me organize my 7 year olds clothing! [more inside]
How do I load and then sort a really huge (94 MB) text file list of words? Perl runs out of memory trying to load all the lines-- before I have a chance to try to sort it. [more inside]
Organization, self and environmental control and time management: How do I holistically reduce chaos from my life so that I can function well? I don't just need a plan, I need follow through. [more inside]
Can Excel 2003 sort (or filter) primarily on case? [more inside]
Sorting algorithm - how would you do this? [more inside]
Help me find a program/web app that sorts lists by asking you to compare two items at a time. [more inside]
Any Excel gurus in the room? I have an Excel spreadsheet with over 800 rows of data. Each row begins with a number (like 0001), and some have letters after the numbers (like 0001a). The Sort function doesn’t sort the way I’d like it to. [more inside]
Thunderbird: How can I make messages 'sticky'? [more inside]
I'm having trouble sorting (or rather, unsorting) files in Outlook. [more inside]
Can I alphabetize data in Excel (or elsewhere) while ignoring the articles "the", "a" and "an"? [more inside]
Is there a way to sort by "highlighted field" in Excel? [more inside]
How do I add custom details to folders in Windows Explorer? [more inside]
Software filter: looking for a free program to rename lots of image files... [more inside]
I have lots of coins. And no young relatives. I need the coins sorting. [more inside]
I am currently dealing with an Oracle-based application that on many of the screens returns data in what I call "hysterical order" (seemingly random to the casual observer). In fact, the application applies no ORDER BY logic to the underlying data, which ORACLE returns in an undefined order (actually the order the data was entered). This is useless in practice. I don't have the ability to change the application in any way, but I do have access to the database. I am aware that it is non-standard in relational database theory to be able to specify a default ordering for tables, but in Oracle, are there in practice, any modifications I could make to the underlying tables that will not cause the app to break, but will allow me to specify the default order of the data when there is no ORDER BY used? I can identify a column in each table which should be the default order. It is a long time since I was a DBA, so I am a little rusty on current Oracle practice and capabilities.
How do I sort this array in PHP? [more inside]
Can I get folders included in Arrange functions, in Windows? [more inside]
Is it possible to sort a spreadsheet alphabetically by last letter or by retrograde spelling? Excel, StatView, etc.? [more inside]
I have a question about finding the longest sequence in a set of numbers. [more inside]
Having read this thread, I downloaded several *awesome* box sets... but then I download Itunes which resulted in this annoying problem. What can I do?! [more inside]
How can I quickly identify blank JPG images from a set of thousands? [more inside]
What labels do you use in Gmail? I feel like I have too many labels for my Gmail account and there is too much overlap between them. What are the best sets of labels? [more inside]
I've got a directory filled with the digital photos I and friends have taken over some eight years. It's a disorganised mess with no coherent, standardised naming format. I'd like to: -remove duplicates -sort, rename or place in folders images based on EXIF data or content I'm on Mac OS X but could possibly gain access to a Windows box if necessary. Any ideas?
In Windows XP, is there any way to load multiple files with the same name (such as index.html, for example), but have an ending letter or number added to differentiate? [more inside]
Is there a way to have the "My Music" folder in XP ignore the "the" in band names like iTunes does? [more inside]
Is there an easy way to create a text file of all of the folders I have in a directory? [more inside]
XML: I'm writing a Flash/Actionscript program that reads in an XML data file. The info needs to be sorted alphabetically, but people will be continually adding new data to the end of the file, so it will have to be resorted often. There's no easy way to sort XML data in Actionscript (and doing so would slow down the program too much, anway), so the data-entry folks will need to sort the data externally to the Flash app. Are there any (free?) applications that can sort XML data by a node of your choice? I need a solution that can run on a Mac or a PC -- or it could be web based.