Word cannot sort fields in the selection. Why?


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bevwahl

I have a list consisting of two columns simply separated by tabs ofthe type

katt [tab] cat [return]
hest [tab] horse [return]
etc.

Word will sort parts of the list, but not the whole list. I simply get the
error message 'Word cannot sort fields in the selection'. No reason is given.
Can anybody help?
The list is a couple of thousand lines long and has some web references, but
I've tested them, and they sort. Can it be the length that is the obstacle?
 
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Cindy M.

Hi =?Utf-8?B?YmV2d2FobA==?=,
I have a list consisting of two columns simply separated by tabs ofthe type

katt [tab] cat [return]
hest [tab] horse [return]
etc.

Word will sort parts of the list, but not the whole list. I simply get the
error message 'Word cannot sort fields in the selection'. No reason is given.
Can anybody help?
The list is a couple of thousand lines long and has some web references, but
I've tested them, and they sort. Can it be the length that is the obstacle?
Do the columns only contain single words, or might they contain other things,
such as punctuation or spaces?

Might some of there terms contain characters Word isn't able to recognize?

Which version of Word?

How about selecting the entire list, then converting it to a table? (If you need
instructions on how to do this, please tell us the version of Word.) Sometimes,
it helps if the information is in a table.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Same here. Yesterday it worked. Today it does not. Same error message.
 

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