The Alphabetizer Sorts any List and More!

Sorting in Microsoft Word & Microsoft Excel

Sorting in Microsoft Word

You can quickly and easily sort the text of a bulleted or numbered list in Microsoft's popular Word program so that your text is in alphabetical order.

  1. Select your text in a bulleted or numbered list. If it is not in a bulleted or numbered list, create a list by positioning your cursor where you want to insert the list and pressing the bullet or numbered list button (see Fig.1, highlighted in yellow)
  2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Sort (In Outlook: On the Format Text tab, click Sort.)
  3. In the Sort Text dialog box, under Sort by, click Paragraphs and Text, and then click either Ascending or Descending.

bullet menu item in MS word
Fig.1 - Create a numbered or bulleted list in Microsoft Word

The Alphabetizer technology was designed to alphabetize and sort lists online using your computer or mobile device. This educational resource provides many sorting functions including the ability to: do abc order, remove HTML, ignore articles, capitalize and lowercase words and phrases, ignore case, order names, last names, add numbers, letters and roman numerals to lists, and more. Thousands of children and adults use this technology to help with their homework or business, or just for fun!'s free!