- Select the text containing the information to be sorted. (If you are sorting a table, then place the cursor anywhere within the table. If you are sorting regular text, then select the entire list you want to sort.)
- Display the Home tab of the ribbon.
- Click the Sort tool in the Paragraph group. Word displays either the Sort dialogue box (if you are sorting information in a table) or the Sort Text dialogue box (if you are sorting regular text that is not in a table).
- Using the controls in the dialogue box to select how to sort the text. (For regular text, outside of a table, the normal way to sort is by Paragraphs. When sorting a table, you can select which column of the table you Sort by.)
- Click on the OK button.
Word provides quite a few different tools on its various ribbons. If you do some exploring, you’ll notice the Sort tool, in the Paragraph group on the Home tab of the ribbon. Using this tool, you can easily sort any information you desire. To sort text, follow these steps: