How to sort a list alphabetically in Google Docs [Tip]

In Google Docs, it’s easy to create lists and tables. The thing is what if you have a lengthy list that you want to sort out or organize in alphabetical order? If you do it manually, then it will definitely take a lot of time.

Fortunately, there’s an alternative option that allows you to easily sort out lists by alphabetical order. You can do it in ascending (A – Z) or descending (Z – A) order. Just read the rest of this post to learn how.

How to sort a list alphabetically in Google Docs

  • First off, go to your Google Docs dashboard. Remember, you can access Google Docs via its direct link or via Google Drive.
  • Once you’re in Google Docs, you may edit an existing document or create a new document.
  • After which, just create a list in either numbered or bulleted format. You can just randomly key in the data for your list.
  • Once your list is ready, go to your Google Docs toolbar and click the “Add-ons” tab.
  • Under “Add-ons”, click “Get add-ons”.

sort lists in Google Docs

  • On the add-ons list, key in “Sorted Paragraphs” and then press “Enter”.
  • Once the add-on shows up on the list, click the “+Free” button next to it. This will allow you to add the add-on to your Google Docs platform.

sort lists in Google Docs b

  • So what’s next? Just go back to your list and highlight every item in your list that you wish to sort in alphabetical order.

sort lists in Google Docs c

  • After doing so, just click the “Add-ons” tab again and then select “Sorted Paragraphs”. Choose whether you want to sort your list in ascending (A – Z) or descending (Z – A) order.

sort lists in Google Docs d

  • So that’s it. The items in your list will be automatically sorted out. You can just repeat the steps if you still have more lists that you wish to sort out.

Related Posts

  • Shayan Farrukh

    Thank you so much “Kent”! This was of great help. wish I could upvote you somehow.

  • Lynda

    Where do you get Doc Tools?

  • Jerry Goyal

    use “Doc Tools” it’s better than this!

  • Joseph Michael Dunn

    Thanks for this sort information for Google Docs. It works wonderfully!

  • Thank you! harf oyunlari

  • Dionny Sierra

    Thank you so very much!! Time saver!