With Word, a list of the CD collection, consisting of artist, album title and the songs it contains, can be sorted alphabetically.
Many people keep extensive directories with artists and names of CDs and organize them in lists: At the top are the artist and the name of the disc, and below that, the songs are listed with bullets. The next CD follows directly behind. The problem now is: How can this list be sorted alphabetically by artist? Because the sorting function of Word would normally always take the songs into account.
The solution is provided by Word’s outline view. However, some formatting work is required beforehand. Click one after the other in the lines with artist and album title and assign them a heading formatting using the “Start” ribbon and the “Styles” section. Then select the entire list, then switch to the “View” ribbon and click on “Outline” in the “Views” area. Then, in the “Outline Tools” section, select “Level 1” for “Display level”. Word now only shows artist and album title.
In Word’s outline view, you can easily sort lists according to certain formatting such as headings
Select this list, switch to the “Start” ribbon and click the “Sort” button in the “Paragraph” area. Make sure that the “Paragraphs” setting is active for “Sort by” and that “Text” is selected next to “Type”. After clicking on “OK”, the list is now sorted alphabetically by artist. Finally, switch to the “Outline” ribbon and click “Close Outline View”.
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