How to sort text lists in Word 2010
A very useful action in Microsoft Word is that of text sorting. You select some rows of text and then use the icon “AZ” on the “Home" tab of Word’s ribbon UI. At the dialog that appears you usually would want to “Sort by: Paragraphs”, select “Type: Text” and choose whether you want to sort “Ascending” or “Descending”.
Note that this action can also sort tabular data (see “Sort by: Field” and the option on whether the list has a header row [column captions] or not).