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Selection.Sort Method (Word)

Published: July 16, 2012

Sorts the paragraphs in the specified selection.

expression .Sort(ExcludeHeader, FieldNumber, SortFieldType, SortOrder, FieldNumber2, SortFieldType2, SortOrder2, FieldNumber3, SortFieldType3, SortOrder3, SortColumn, Separator, CaseSensitive, BidiSort, IgnoreThe, IgnoreKashida, IgnoreDiacritics, IgnoreHe, LanguageID, SubFieldNumber, SubFieldNumber2, SubFieldNumber3)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

ExcludeHeader

Optional

Variant

True to exclude the first row or paragraph header from the sort operation. The default value is False.

FieldNumber

Optional

Variant

The first field by which to sort.

SortFieldType

Optional

Variant

The sort type for FieldNumber. Can be one of the WdSortFieldType constants. The default value is wdSortFieldAlphanumeric. Some of the WdSortFieldType constants may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you have selected or installed.

SortOrder

Optional

Variant

The sorting order to use when sorting FieldNumber. Can be one WdSortOrder constant.The default value is wdSortOrderAscending.

FieldNumber2

Optional

Variant

The second field by which to sort.

SortFieldType2

Optional

Variant

The sort type for FieldNumber2. Can be one of the WdSortFieldType constants. The default value is wdSortFieldAlphanumeric. Some of the WdSortFieldType constants may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you have selected or installed.

SortOrder

Optional

Variant

The sorting order to use when sorting FieldNumber2. Can be one WdSortOrder constant.The default value is wdSortOrderAscending.

SortColumn2

Optional

Variant

True to sort only the column specified by the Selection object.

Separator

Optional

Variant

The type of field separator.

FieldNumber3

Optional

Variant

The third field by which to sort.

SortFieldType3

Optional

Variant

The sort type for FieldNumber3. Can be one of the WdSortFieldType constants. The default value is wdSortFieldAlphanumeric. Some of the WdSortFieldType constants may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you have selected or installed.

SortOrder3

Optional

Variant

The sorting order to use when sorting FieldNumber3. Can be one WdSortOrder constant.The default value is wdSortOrderAscending.

CaseSensitive

Optional

Variant

True to sort with case sensitivity. The default value is False.

BidiSort

Optional

Variant

True to sort based on right-to-left language rules. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.

IgnoreThe

Optional

Variant

True to ignore the Arabic character alef lam when sorting right-to-left language text. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.

IgnoreKashida

Optional

Variant

True to ignore kashidas when sorting right-to-left language text. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.

IgnoreDiacritics

Optional

Variant

True to ignore bidirectional control characters when sorting right-to-left language text. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.

IgnoreHe

Optional

Variant

True to ignore the Hebrew character he when sorting right-to-left language text. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.

LanguageID

Optional

Variant

Specifies the sorting language. Can be one of the WdLanguageID constants.

SubFieldNumber

Optional

Variant

A secondary field number by which to sort.

SubFieldNumber2

Optional

Variant

A secondary field number by which to sort.

SubFieldNumber3

Optional

Variant

A secondary field number by which to sort.

This example inserts three lines of text into a new document and then sorts the lines in ascending alphanumeric order

Sub NewParagraphSort() 
 Dim newDoc As Document 
 Set newDoc = Documents.Add 
 newDoc.Content.InsertAfter "pear" & Chr(13) _ 
 & "zucchini" & Chr(13) & "apple" & Chr(13) 
 newDoc.Content.Sort SortOrder:=wdSortOrderAscending 
End Sub

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