Phonebook problem...still. [Archive] - Glock Talk


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12-26-2008, 11:59
I used Microsoft Works Word Processor to make up a personal phone directory. I “assumed” after I typed in all the phone #’s in, I could hit a couple buttons and alphabetize the names. After all, if I were to add a new number anytime soon, it should alphabetize them…..right? Whatever, I can figure out how to do it. I asked this same question on this forum a year or two ago and no one could help.
There HAS to be a way! :dunno:

Sgt. Schultz
12-26-2008, 12:53
Why do you use a word processor as an address/phone book when Windows includes a address book? BTW there are many free (read better) programs available that are designed specifically for that purpose and they will allow you to sort any way you'd like.

12-26-2008, 13:16
Microsoft Excel (or equivalent spreadsheet program) is a better product to use for tables and such like phonebooks.

How is the data arranged in Works? A table? Should be a way to highlight the table and sort it on one or more columns. I'm not familiar with it.

Google is your friend.

12-26-2008, 16:00
At the beginning I just wanted to keep a few friends phone #'s at hand. It grew into 4 printed pages not including names in the margins and on the back of the pages. I REALLY don't want to learn a spread sheet then retype all that info, but if I have to acquiesce and then ask the wife to type, so be it.