Tables can not only organize data, but they can also sort your data alphabetically as well. To sort a table, you need to specify a single column of data to sort. When Word sorts the data in this column, it automatically sorts every row in the table as well, as shown in Figure 6-21.
Sorting data in a column rearranges
Every row in a table.
To sort a table, follow these steps:
1. Select the column that contains 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, as shown in Figure 6-22.
The Sort dialog box lets you specify whether to sort by ascending or descending order.
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.
Word sorts your entire table based on the data in the column you selected.