More on Sort
I'm glad using Table to move the columns around worked. I use that strategy
all the time to change lists of names from last-name-first to first-name-first.
In my original response I forgot to tell you how to "untable" - just select the
whole table, go to the Table menu, and choose Table to Text.
Then you can check to see if the text is tab-delimited format suggested by
John by going to Reveal codes and seeing if it looks like this:
If you don't want b and a lined up, you can find/change all <tabs> to be
spaces - (to find tabs, use the insert menu in the find/change box).