How to Sort a Table in Word 2010

Sorting data in a spreadsheet in Excel 2010 is a helpful way to organize your information. So if you are experienced with Excel and want to be able to perform basic tasks like this on a table in a Word document, then you might be wondering if it is possible.

Fortunately, you can sort the data in a Word 2010 table as well, which can make it a simpler process to get your data into a format that is suitable for the information that you are presenting with your document.

How Do You Sort a Table in Word 2010?

This tutorial will assume that you already have a document that contains a table and that you want to learn how to sort the data in that table.

If you do not have a table in your document yet, you can learn how to insert one here.

Step 1: Open the Word document that contains the table that you want to sort.

Step 2: Use your mouse to select the table data that you want to sort by.

select the table data that you want to sort by

Step 3: Click the Layout tab under Table Tools at the top of the window.

click the layout tab

Step 4: Click the Sort button in the Data section of the ribbon at the top of the window.

how to sort a table in word 2010

Step 5: Set the parameters for your sort criteria, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

set sort parameters, then click OK

Now that you know how to sort a table in Word 2010, you can use these steps to quickly rearrange data that you have included in a table in your document.

Is there a column of data in your table that you do not need? Learn how to delete a table column in Word 2010 to easily remove that data from your document.

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