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Does anyone know a good way to alphabatize a list of names in a document?

Asked by seek2be (127points) December 28th, 2007

I have a list of names about four pages long in an Open Office Writer document. Is there an easy way to automatically alphabetize them rather than going through and doing it manually?

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jrpowell's avatar

Copy and paste to this online tool:

Make sure to set the Type of Separator to Use a line break separator (For alphabetizing lines)

I haven’t used it for such a large file. It might choke on that.

gcross's avatar

Call up your program and look for the help menu. Query for the term “sort” and follow those instructions.

sferik's avatar

Save the file as plain text.
Open up a terminal window.
In the terminal window, type: sort path_to_file/file.txt
To save the output in another file, type: sort path_to_file/file.txt > path_to_new_file/new_file.txt

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