How to Sort a List Alphabetically in Google Docs: Easy Guide 2021

In this tutorial, we will see, how to sort a list alphabetically in Google doc.

You might come across a situation while working in Google docs. You have a list of items that need to be sorted alphabetically. You try to look for the option with a right-click and in the Menu bar but you can’t find any sorting option. How does sorting work in Google docs?

Let’s find out how to sort a list alphabetically in Google docs. Below is the list of steps that you need to follow.

How to Sort a List Alphabetically in Google Docs: Step by Step Guide

  • Open google docs document with a list that needs to be sorted.
  • Go to the Main menu-> Add-ons.
  • Under the Add-ons menu go to “Get add-ons“.
  • Install Doc Tools add-on from Google Workspace Marketplace.
  • Select the list of items.
  • Go to Main menu>Add-ons->Power Tools->Sort the list in ascending order

Step 1: Find the sorting add-on

Go to google docs and open the document with a list that needs to be sorted.

  • Go to the Main menu-> Add-ons.
  • Under the Add-ons menu go to “Get add-ons” as shown below.
  • Once you click on the Get add-ons option.

You will be taken to the “Google workspace Marketplace ” screen.

Search for the add-on “Doc Tools” in the search area.

Step 2 : Install the Doc tools add-on

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How To Sort Alphabetically - MS Excel

Click on the add-on which we found in the previous step.

You will be taken to the below screen where you get the option to install the addon.

Click on Install

Click on continue and log on to your Google account to provide the necessary permissions.

Click on Allow


Once you click on allow, the addon “Doc Tool” will be installed and you will get a message “Doc Tools has been installed” as shown below. Click on done to close the window.

Step 3: Using the Doc tool add-on for sorting the list alphabetically.

  • Select the list and Go to the Main menu->Addon menu.
  • Under the Add-on menu select “Doc Tools
  • Under Doc Tools select “Sort the selection ascending
How to Sort a List Alphabetically in Google Docs

Now you will have an alphabetically sorted list of items.

How to Sort a List Alphabetically in Google Docs

We hope this tutorial was helpful.

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