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    Alphabetize titles

    I am looking for some kind of program, preferably freeware, that will automatically alphabetize titles.
    I would, of course, have to type in the titles...but then all these titles would be automatically placed in proper alphabetical order.

    Is there such a freeware program? There are no Office software programs in my ME OS...just the basic wordpad.
    Thanks, all help is appreciated.

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Most data bases can be set to sort the entries. I know that Access does.

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    *sighs* I don't have any Office-type software on my system...no Access, no Excell, nothing like that at all.
    I wouldn't even know what to do with it anyway. <img src=/S/bwaaah.gif border=0 alt=bwaaah width=123 height=15>

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    If you can type the titles into a plain text file, good old DOS comes to the rescue. Say that you have typed your titles into a text file named Titles.txt. To make things easy, store the file in the root of C:.

    Start a command prompt window - it is somewhere in your Start Menu | Programs, but where exactly depends on your operating system. In my Windows XP, it is in Start Menu | Programs | Accessories | System Tools.
    Type C: followed by Enter to get to C:
    Type CD followed by Enter to get to the root.
    Type sort Titles.txt /o TitlesSorted.txt followed by Enter to sort the file and write the output in TitlesSorted.txt.

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Lonnie, consider downloading OpenOffice and using the Calc component - it's a free Excel clone. There are a few others out there as well, which don't require such a hefty download - perhaps UltraEdit? You could use the trial version. There are also an array at Simtel.net - take a look at their listings.
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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    A sneaky way to start a command prompt window in any Windows version is to open the Start, Run box, and enter, without quotes but with the % signs, "%comspec%", press enter. I haven't quite forgotten DOS. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Sorry, Mark...but OpenOffice...the site itself, is too confusing for me to understand...and the UltraEdit is beyond my scope of understanding, as is anything at the Simtel.net site.

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Hans...I'm confused. Why couldn't I just save the unalphabetized text pages in MY Documents? Why the root of C? Have no idea how to do that either. Also, the rest of your instructions are confusing to me. Never use MS-DOS at all.
    You have to remember that I don't do any of this stuff...install/remove software,etc is all I do, plus read email, play games and read stuff on 21 Forums. I don't 'use' my computer like 99% of the members here. The computer is a toy for me, not a 'tool' .

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> Forget about DOS, it will probably take less time to sort the items manually. No software needed at all.

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Lonnie,

    Where is it you are typing the titles?

    To find a quick solution, try typing (or copying what you already typed) the titles in a .txt file (eg, using Notepad). What you should be careful is to separate each title with an "Enter". So all the titles will be listed in a kind of "column".
    Next, send this .txt file to someone who has Office, and tell him to select all the contents of the txt and copy file the cell A1 of a new book in Excel. Each title should appear in a single cell, and all of them will be contained in one column.
    Thirdly, all he has to do is sort the column with the titles alphabetically (in Excel 97: Data | Sort | Column A. Make him note that the list has no heading row, so he should leave the default option "No"), then copy the cells back to a .txt document, save it and send back to you. I believe this is pretty simple to achieve.

    Hope it helps!
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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Lonnie,

    Take a look at DocPad .

    It sorts (alphabetizes) paragraphs, which in your case can be a single title entry. And it is free.

    If you can be more specific about the data you want to organize, there may be more suitable free utilities available.

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Nothing has been typed. Also, I don't know anyone using Office. Sorry.

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Sort manually? That's 621 titles we are talking about...no way am I going to try to alphabetize this stuff.
    Thanks, anyway.

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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    You may have misread the 99% comment. I read it to say that she doesn't "use" her computer like 99% of the people here that do use theirs. (The last part being implied.)
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    Re: Alphabetize titles

    Hi Lonnie

    If you should decide to try a word processor or spreadsheet program, download 602PCSuite. <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>

    This suite is compatible with Word and Excel and WordPerfect.........but it is a BIG download at 16.3 meg.

    Have a Great day!!!
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