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4. Presentation > 28. Separate Alphabetically Sorted Records into Letter Groups

Separate Alphabetically Sorted Records into Letter Groups

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Sorting alphabetically is nothing new; in fact, it’s rather old—one of the standard practices we take for granted. When you’ve got dozens or hundreds of printed records, though, it can be tedious to flip through report pages looking for a particular line item, even though they’re in alphabetical order.

A neat thing to do is to segregate the records on a report alphabetically. Figure 4-1 shows a page from a report in which sorted records list repeatedly with no such segregation or break. The records are sorted—no question on that score—but the layout makes it challenging to flip to the approximate area you need to find.


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