Sort Lists of Information: MS Word

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Although sorting a list in MS Word seems like an obvious, simple task, many users aren't familiar with how to do it. Using the Sort Function, you can sort text, number, or date lists in Word.

Here's how you can Sort a List in MS Word:

  1. Launch MS Word.
  2. Paste or create a list (of text, numbers, or dates).
  3. Highlight the entire list using the mouse.
  4. From the Table menu on the toolbar, click the Sort option; the Sort Text window will appear.
  5. Under the Sort By Field, make sure that Paragraphs is selected.
  6. Beside the type field, use the drop down arrow to select the type of data you want to sort. For example, if you want to sort a list by alphabetical order, select the text option.
  7. Finally, select the button beside either ascending or descending and click OK. Your list will now be sorted based on the sort options you selected.

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