Is there a problem with sorting a text or spreadship entries v

When I try to sort entries of either a spreadsheet or a text document it doesn’t work.
I select the area to be sorted and then specify the column. Result, no change in sequence.
This is occurring with OS X Yosemite and Libreoffice
Bob DeBellis

What exactly are you doing and what is the result of each step?

Please help the helper to help you!