3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 9, 2007 6:18 PM by growler62000
growler62000 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
Has anyone found a simple way to alphabetize a list in Pages v. 3.0.1?

I’ve read about using tables or Apple Script which seem very complicated.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5386438&#5386438


Thanks!

iMac 24" 2.8 GHz Core 2 Extreme, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 4 GB RAM, LaCie d2 Quadra 500 GB HDD
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,780 points)
    Hello

    It's quite easy

    Put your strings in a column of a table.
    Then, read the page 185 of the english user guide (or search for "Sorting Table Cells" in the Help)

    +• To sort all the cells in a column, select one of the column’s cells, open the Table+
    +Inspector, click Table, and then choose Sort Ascending or Sort Descending from the+
    +Edit Rows & Columns pop-up menu.+
    +• To sort only some of the cells in a column, select the cells before choosing Sort+
    +Ascending or Sort Descending.+
     

    Yvan KOENIG (from FRANCE dimanche 9 décembre 2007 13:37:2)
  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,905 points)
    To make things a bit easier, select your list and in the Menu bar click Format>Table>Convert Text to Table then follow Yvan’s instructions. Then click Format>Table>Convert Table to Text.

    Walt
  • growler62000 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Thanks for your quick replies!

    I tried to follow Yvan’s instructions but was not familiar enough with how to put my “Strings” in a table. With Walt’s reply It is solved! While not as simple as in Word, it is simple enough.

    I restate the complete instructions for other new Mac users like me to more easily follow.
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    Alphabetize a List




    Select your list and in the Menu bar click Format>Table>Convert Text to Table

    Select one of the column’s cells (1st click selects entire table, 2nd click selects individual cell)

    Open “Table Inspector” (Click Table icon at top of Pages document)
    Make sure “table” button is selected, not “format” button
    Choose Sort Ascending from the Edit Rows & Columns pop-up menu

    Finally, click Format>Table>Convert Table to Text.



    Steve