Sort Data In Table Cells In Word 2007

Microsoft Word allows you sort data, such as text, numbers and dates, in a table column or table cell. You can have Word 2007 sort the data for you automatically using the built-in sort function in Word, instead of doing it manually. Automatically sorting data can save you time, especially if you are working with a large amount of data in your Microsoft Word document.

To sort data in a table:

  1. Select the column containing the data you want to sort.
  2. Click the Layout tab under the Table Tools tab.
  3. Click the Sort icon in the Data group. The Sort dialog box appears.
  4. Click in the top Type list box and choose the type of data you want to sort: Text, Number, or Date.
  5. Select either the Ascending or Descending radio button.
  6. Click OK.