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sorting index in microsoft Word 2007

By Assistant66 ·
I have a large document with quotes. I have made an index of the authors of these quotes, but it is sorted by first name, this is how they appear in the text, I would like to have the index sorted by surname.
Can anyone help me do this

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Something like this

by TobiF In reply to sorting index in microsof ...

Instead of just selecting the name and marking it as an index entry (by pressing ALT+SHIFT+X), you need to adjust the name to have the last name first. (e.g. Smith, John)

This can either be done in the dialog that appears after pressing ALT+SHIFT+X, ...

or by directly inserting a field code like this: Press CTRL+F9 to insert an empty field, then, inside the fielt enter the code "XE", followed by the text of the index entry, e.g. { XE "Smith, John" }

To quickly edit all fields you already have created, display field codes, then use the "browse by fields" function below the vertical scroll bar.

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thanks

by Assistant66 In reply to Something like this

Thanks TobiF this worked perfectly

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