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    Sorting Names In Table (2000/SR-1)

    Other than creating separate columns for first, middle and last names, is there any way to sort by a last name if the full name, i.e., John J. Smith, is entered in one column? I am new to Word and would appreciate any information on this. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Re: Sorting Names In Table (2000/SR-1)

    Although it involves separating into separate fields, <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/SplitFirstNameLastName.htm> Word MVP FAQ page</A> may make it easier.
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    Re: Sorting Names In Table (2000/SR-1)

    You might also use different character styles for first/middle and last names (which isn't a bad idea anyway and often easily done when importing the names). If you change the character style of the first/middle names to "hidden" text <img src=/S/blackhole.gif border=0 alt=blackhole width=15 height=15>, the names are sorted by last name. After you're done, you change back the style to "not hidden".

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Regards, Klaus

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