How to Sort Alphabetically in Word 2007

By Caroline Jackson

Microsoft Office Word 2007 is a feature-rich word processing program that provides users with an array of formatting tools. For users who need to create lists, Word 2007 offers a number of options, including the use of pictures or symbols for bullets. It is possible to create numbered lists, lists that use multiple levels, checklists and lists that are ordered alphabetically.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word 2007 and load your document. Find the list you plan to sort alphabetically.

Step 2

Highlight the text in your list by clicking at the beginning or the end of it, keeping the mouse button depressed and dragging the mouse. Release the button.

Step 3

Click the "Home" tab of the Word 2007 ribbon, if it isn't already open. Find the group labeled "Paragraph."

Step 4

Click the "Sort" button, which looks like the letters "A" and "Z" with a down arrow beside them. This opens the "Sort Text" box.

Step 5

Click "Paragraphs" in the drop-down box beneath "Sort By." Click "Text" in the drop-down box beside "Type."

Step 6

Click the radio button next to "Ascending."

Step 7

Click "OK."