Alphabetizing in word

Nuc

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Jan 20, 2003
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I don't think it's possible in word. I would import the file into excel then alphabetize (by using sort) it then save it (may have to save as a text file). Then open it back into word.

Nuc
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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If it were me, I'd save the words as a text file (or copy it into TextEdit and save it from there), then go into Terminal and type
Code:
sort xxx.txt > xxx.1.txt
where xxx.txt is the name of the original file, and xxx.1.txt (or any other name) is a sorted version of it.

Then open that second file, and it'll all be sorted.

How to do it in Word? Dunno.
 

iSaint

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It's a bullet feature. You can choose the type of bulleting you want to use on the Bullets and Numbering toolbar.

EDIT: DOH! I was thinking creating a list.

I've sorted tables by column that were in Word. Table>Sort

You can hide Gridlines under the same toollbar heading so you won't see them.
 

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wmmk

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Mar 28, 2006
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for some reason the terminal method, suggested by jsw, said i didn't have access to the file. Nuc and iSaint, your ideas were great, but I was feeling too lazy to make a table or excel workbook, so i found http://flap.tv/alphabetize.php. really quite handy! thanks to all for the suggestions.
 

skybolt

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Feb 20, 2005
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From within Word, just select the list of words you want to alphabetize and then Table>sort> and choose by paragraph. Easy -- though like most MS products, not intuitive! Who would think to go to "table" when you are not working in a table???
 

iSaint

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skybolt said:
From within Word, just select the list of words you want to alphabetize and then Table>sort> and choose by paragraph. Easy -- though like most MS products, not intuitive! Who would think to go to "table" when you are not working in a table???
Ok smarty pants, you're right. No need to create a table to sort. :D Just kidding on the sp comment.












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