Word: Automatically sorting a listJune 10, 2015
Based on a Writing Tip sent to my work colleagues…
Based on a question I got today, I realised that some of you may not know that you can get Word to automatically sort a list for you, whether that list is a bulleted list of words or rows in a table (e.g. a list of terms or of numeric values).
- Turn off track changes if it is on.
- Select the bulleted list or click anywhere in the table.
- Click the AZ icon on the Home tab to open the Sort window.
- On the Sort window, select how you want the list sorted – the default is ascending (alphabetically if words, numerically if numbers) and by the first column (if you are in a table). The options available on the Sort window vary depending on whether you’re sorting a table or not.
- Click OK.
That’s it! Your list is now sorted.