In a word 3 column table,how to sort by numerical order

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  1. steeltrap

    steeltrap Guest

    In a simple 3 x column word table, there seems to be no option to sort
    highlighted numbers in one column by ascending order
     
    steeltrap, Aug 20, 2008
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  2. steeltrap

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Select the table. In Word 97-2003, click Table | Sort and choose which
    column to sort by.

    If you are using Word 2007, the Sort command is on the Home tab, in the
    Paragraph group.

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    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP


    "steeltrap" <> wrote in message
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    > In a simple 3 x column word table, there seems to be no option to sort
    > highlighted numbers in one column by ascending order
     
    Stefan Blom, Aug 22, 2008
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  3. steeltrap

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    On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:19:00 PM UTC-4, steeltrap wrote:
    > In a simple 3 x column word table, there seems to be no option to sort
    > highlighted numbers in one column by ascending order


    This doesn't account for the fact that Word (2003) sorts each numeric digit as a character, so you get results such as:
    1
    11
    12
    120
    125
    13
     
    , Mar 29, 2014
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  4. steeltrap

    Stefan Blom Guest

    In the Sort dialog box, you can have Word sort based on numeric content.

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    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:19:00 PM UTC-4, steeltrap wrote:
    >> In a simple 3 x column word table, there seems to be no option to sort
    >> highlighted numbers in one column by ascending order

    >
    > This doesn't account for the fact that Word (2003) sorts each numeric
    > digit as a character, so you get results such as:
    > 1
    > 11
    > 12
    > 120
    > 125
    > 13
     
    Stefan Blom, Mar 31, 2014
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  5. steeltrap

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Do note that Word always sorts whole rows, based on column content.

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    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
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    > In the Sort dialog box, you can have Word sort based on numeric content.
    >
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    > Stefan Blom
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    >
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    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:19:00 PM UTC-4, steeltrap wrote:
    >>> In a simple 3 x column word table, there seems to be no option to sort
    >>> highlighted numbers in one column by ascending order

    >>
    >> This doesn't account for the fact that Word (2003) sorts each numeric
    >> digit as a character, so you get results such as:
    >> 1
    >> 11
    >> 12
    >> 120
    >> 125
    >> 13

    >
     
    Stefan Blom, Mar 31, 2014
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