Is it possible to reorder columns in a table?

It would be super helpful to be able to occasionally reorder columns. This is important for me because I occasionally would like to be able to choose a certain column to be temporarily placed first so I can copy the text (for the entire table) into an external spreadsheet program to sort alphabetically.

At this point I might cut out a bunch of lines that had a matching word in that column and were therefore sorted together.

Finally, I would switch the column back to where it was, cut and re-sort the entire table again and get back to work until I am ready to repeat this process again.

Thanks in advance.

If you use the Table plug-in you can.