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 that table that you want to sort.
Step 2: Use your mouse to 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.
Step 4: Click the Sort button in the Data section of the ribbon at the top of the window.
Step 5: Set the parameters for your sort criteria, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.
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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