The following VBA code was inspired by a YouTube video I came across where Excel MVP Oz Du Soleil and Kevin Lehrbass provided formula solutions for ways to alphabetize titles while at the same time ignoring words like "A" and "The" during the sorting.
What This VBA Code Does
This VBA code will take a range of cells with text and sort it alphabetically while ignoring any number of words (such as "An" and "The"). The following is an example of what the code will do with a given list of titles:
Here is the VBA Code
'PURPOSE: Alphabetize a range of cells while excluding certain words from the text values
Dim Rng As Range
Dim fndList As Variant
Dim x As Integer
'Input List of Words to Exclude
fndList = Array("A ", "An ", "The ", "In ", "To ")
'Get Range of Cells
On Error GoTo Cancel
Set Rng = Application.InputBox("Please Select Cell Range To Alphabetize", Type:=8)
On Error GoTo 0
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
'Insert New Column to Right of Data
Rng.Offset(0, 1).EntireColumn.Insert Shift:=xlToRight, CopyOrigin:=xlFormatFromLeftOrAbove
Set TmpRng = Rng.Offset(0, 1)
'Copy/Paste Values data set into new temporary column
Application.CutCopyMode = False
For x = LBound(fndList) To UBound(fndList)
TmpRng.Replace What:=fndList(x), Replacement:="", _
LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, _
'Sort Data Alphabetically
ActiveSheet.Sort.SortFields.Add Key:=TmpRng, _
SortOn:=xlSortOnValues, Order:=xlAscending, DataOption:=xlSortNormal
.SetRange Rng.Resize(Rng.Rows.Count, 2)
.Header = xlGuess
.MatchCase = False
.Orientation = xlTopToBottom
.SortMethod = xlPinYin
'Delete Temporary Column
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