You can sort your records in your portal. In the portal setup click sort portal records, then add your last name field, then your first name field.
You can sort all your records by clicking the sort button and add your last name field, then your first name. (You can sort on anything you want just by adding the field to the sort.
Your database is a Contacts database.
You want to be able to quickly find and display a specific Contact on the main layout?
Find by NameLast? Or other criteria?
Making a calculated field "NameLastInitial" and 26 buttons to find "A" etc is not too time consuming.
Thanks for your notes... I'm having a hard time understanding what each of you mean. Sorry I'm new to all of this.
I just want to be able to sort the portal records shown NOT what's on the right side of the screen, by clicking on the title.