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Is there an easy way to reverse the order of selected rows? (Or how about all rows, if that's easier.)

Specifically, in this case, there is no column that could be used for sorting to get them in right order. So, given a bunch of rows in an arbitrary order, is it possible to reverse that order?

As an example...

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...after reversal of these 5 rows, "Waitrose 756" should come first and "Moot" last.

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To reverse the order of the selected range (as opposed to sorting by a specific column), you could use the following script:

function reverseOrder()
{
  var range = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveRange();
  var values = range.getValues();
  range.setValues(values.reverse());
}

Adding this onOpen script will create a menu item called Extra, containing an item called Reverse:

function onOpen ()
{
  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
  var menu = [{name: "Reverse", functionName: "reverseOrder"}];
  ss.addMenu("Extra", menu);
}
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Thanks. It took me a moment to figure out how to add these so that the menu item appears (Tools -> Script manager...), but once I got that done, it does work! –  Jonik Jul 4 '13 at 13:48

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