How To Alphabetize In Google Docs

How To Alphabetize In Google Docs

Alphabetizing in Google Docs can be done with the help of the “Doc Tools” add-on. In this article, we will discuss the easiest way to alphabetize the paragraphs or lists in Google Docs.

How To Alphabetize In Google Docs

There is no direct feature to alphabetize in Google Docs. But, it is possible with the help of the “Doc Tools” add-on.

Well, as the initial step let’s follow the below steps to install the “Doc Tools” add-on in Google Docs.

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. Click on Add-ons menu –> Select Get add-ons option.
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3. Search for the Doc Tools and then click on the Doc Tools add-on.

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4. Click on the Install button to install the Sorted Paragraphs add-on.

How to alphabetize paragraphs or lists in Google Docs

5. Click on the Continue button, Choose your Google account on the next screen and then click on the Allow button to give permission to the add-on to access your Google account to install the Doc tools add-on.

Now you are done with the installation of the Doc tools add-on.

Now to use the Doc tools add-on to alphabetize in Google Docs, you need to follow the below steps.

  1. First, highlight the Paragraph that you want to alphabetize.
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2. Click on the “Add-ons” menu.

3. Click on the Doc tools option –> Choose “Sort the selection ascending” or “Sort the selection descending” based on your requirement.

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Or, you can click on Add-ons –> Doc Tools –> choose start option –> Click on “Sort A to Z” or “Sort Z to A” option based on your requirement.

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Now, you have successfully alphabetized in Google Docs.

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Note: Earlier, we were using the “Sorted Paragraphs” add-on to alphabetize the paragraphs or lists in Google Docs. But now Google has blocked the Sorted Paragraphs add-on. So it is not possible to use the Sorted Paragraphs add-on. But as an alternative, you can use the “Doc Tools” add-on.

If you will try installing the “Sorted Paragraphs” add-on, you will get the error message “This app is blocked”.

Sorted Paragraphs add-on

No worries, you can use the “Doc Tools” add-on for the same purpose by following the above steps.

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Wrapping Up

Here, we have discussed how easy to alphabetize in Google Docs. Now, it’s your turn to alphabetize or sort paragraphs or lists in your Google Docs document using the “Doc Tools” add-on.