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Range.Sort Method (Word)

Sorts the paragraphs in the specified range.

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

expression Required. A variable that represents a Range 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 fields by which to sort. Microsoft Word sorts by FieldNumber, then by FieldNumber2, and then by FieldNumber3.

SortFieldType

Optional

Variant

The respective sort types for FieldNumber. Can be one of the WdSortFieldType constants. The default value is wdSortFieldAlphanumeric. Some of these 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 any WdSortOrder constant.

FieldNumber2

Optional

Variant

The fields by which to sort.

SortFieldType2

Optional

Variant

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

SortOrder2

Optional

Variant

The sorting order to use when sorting FieldNumber2. Can be any WdSortOrder constant.

FieldNumber3

Optional

Variant

The fields by which to sort.

SortFieldType3

Required

Some of these constants may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed. The default value is wdSortFieldAlphanumeric. Some of these 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 any WdSortOrder constant.

SortColumn

Optional

Variant

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

Separator

Optional

Variant

The type of field separator. Can be one of the WdSortSeparator constants.

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. Refer to the Object Browser for a list of the WdLanguageID constants.

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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