How to Alphabetize a List in Works/Word Documents

By Techwalla Contributor

If you made a list and want to sort it alphabetically, Microsoft Word can do it for you. But if you're using Microsoft Works, you'll need to paste your list into a spreadsheet and use its "Sort" function before re-pasting the list into Works.

Step 1

Type your list, in no particular order, with each item on a separate line.

Step 2

Highlight the complete list.

Step 3

In the "Home" tab, in the "Paragraph" group, select "Sort."

Step 4

In the Sort Text dialog, navigate to "Sort by." Then select "Paragraphs and Text, and then click either "Ascending" or "Descending." Add more entries to the bottom of the list as necessary. Repeat the sort procedure of the list with the additions.

Tips & Warnings

  • Take your time in learning the process. Once you learn it, it will be a piece of a cake to remember.