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Alphabetize a List in Microsoft Word

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Alphabetize a List in Microsoft Word

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Did you know that there is a way to instantly alphabetize a list in Microsoft Word? You can alphabetize anything from a list of names for name tags, to a list of vocabulary words.

Alphabetize a List in Word 2003

1. First, write your list, making sure each word is on a separate line. Use the "enter" key to separate the words.

2. Next, highlight or "select" the entire list.

3. Go to the Table menu at the top of the page and select sort -> sort text.

4. You will want to sort by "paragraph" since the words are separated with the enter key, like paragraphs.

Alphabetize a List in Word 2007

1. First, write your list, making sure each word is on a separate line. Use the "enter" key to separate the words.

2. Next, highlight or "select" the entire list.

3. Make sure you are in the Home tab. Find the sort key at the top of the page. The key is pictured above, marked by "AZ."

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