How To Alphabetize In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to alphabetize in google docs.

How To Alphabetize In Google Docs

Organizing your data is key to quickly finding the information you need. Alphabetizing your data is an easy way to do this. Luckily Google Docs makes this process simple.

For example, you may need to arrange a list of names in alphabetical order or you may need to sort a list of items in reverse alphabetical order.

While Google Docs does not have a built-in Sort function like Google Sheets, we can download an add-on to perform a similar operation.

This guide will show you how to alphabetize in Google Docs using the Sort Paragraphs add-on.

How to Sort in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to sort in google docs.

Step 1

First, select Extensions > Add-ons > Get add-ons. This will give us access to the Google Workspace Marketplace where we can search and install add-ons.

Step 2

Type “Sorted Paragraphs” in the search bar. Click on the relevant result.

Step 3

Click on Install to set-up the add-on in your workspace. You may need to click a few prompts that will ask you to grant some permissions for the add-on to edit your document.

Step 4

Select the text you want to alphabetize.

In the example above, we want to sort a list of color names in alphabetical order.

Step 5

While the words are still selected, click on Extensions > Sorted Paragraphs > Sort A to Z.

Step 6

The selected words should now be sorted alphabetically.

We can also choose to sort our values in reverse alphabetical order.

Step 7

As the name of the add-on implies, we can also sort paragraphs in alphabetical order.

Select the paragraphs you want to sort and click Extensions > Sorted Paragraphs > Sort A to Z


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to alphabetize in Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this example document to test it out on your own.