Sorting topics in an outline
You can sort topics or subtopics in ascending or descending alphanumeric order. This command is useful when you're creating a list of names and addresses in Outline View, for example.
You can also sort topics by the state of the box associated with each topic. To sort topics by the state of the box, you must first show the boxes (choose Show Boxes on the View menu). You can also sort ticked topics. See Sorting ticked topics.
1.Select the main idea or a topic, then choose Sort on the Outline menu.
The Sort dialog appears.
2.Under Sort, do one of the following:
▪Select Entire Outline to sort all the topics in the outline.
▪Select Subtopics to sort the subtopics for the selected topic.
3.Under Key, do one of the following:
▪Select Topic Text to sort your outline in alphanumeric order.
▪Select Checklist to sort your outline by the state of the box associated with each topic.
4.Under Order, select Ascending or Descending.
The topics at the level you selected are rearranged in the order you choose.