How to Alphabetize in Word 2007

If you have used Microsoft Word 2007 to quickly record a long list of items or names, you may find after creating the list that it is difficult to read because the items do not appear in the correct order. For this reason, Word 2007 includes an option to quickly sort a list according to the starting letter. Use the Word 2007 Sort function to quickly alphabetize a list.

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Create a list in Word 2007 so that each item appears on a separate line. You can also use a bulleted or numbered list.

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Click and drag with the mouse pointer to highlight each item in the list.

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Click the "Home" tab at the top of the window.

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Click the "Sort" button, consisting of the letters "A" and "Z" and a down-facing arrow. A new Sort Text window appears.

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Confirm that the "Sort By" and "Type" drop-down menus have "Paragraphs" and "Text" selected, respectively. These are the default settings.

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Click the "Ascending" or "Descending" radio button to sort the list in alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order.

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Click "OK" to sort the list.