Sort Table (Word 2007) – Part II

You have learnt how to sort text in alphabetical order in Part I.  Now, let’s see how you can similarly sort a table with numbers from the highest value to the lowest (and vice versa).

Sort Number in Ascending / Descending Order

Take a look at the sample table below. Let’s say, you want to sort the table from the highest score to the lowest.


1.  Place your cursor anywhere in the table. Alternatively, click the table move handle  on the top left hand corner of the table (this handle will automatically appear when you move the cursor over the table).


2.  Select the Layout tab and click the Sort button from the Data group.


3.  The Sort dialog box appears. In the Sort by dropdown list, select Score. Notice that the Type field changes to Number.


4.  Select the Descending option and leave all other default settings as they are. Click the OK button and you have your table sorted accordingly.


Note: You can also sort the table from the lowest score to the highest by selecting the Ascending option in Step 4.


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