WordList Sorting (F6 RESORT or Ctrl/F6 reverse_sort or Shift/Ctrl/F6word_length_sort)


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How to do it...

Sorting can be done simply by pressing the top row of any list. Press again to toggle between ascending & descending sorts.

With a word-list on your screen, the main Frequency window doesn't sort, but you can re-sort the Alphabetical window (look at the tabs at the bottom of WordList to choose the tab) in a number of different ways.

To choose one of the special sorts specified below, press F6 or Ctrl/F6 or Shift/Ctrl/F6. Or choose the appropriate menu option.


Alphabetical Word Sort RESORT

Many languages have their own special sorting order, so prior to sorting or re-sorting, check that you have selected the right language for the words being sorted. Spanish, for example, uses this order: A,B,C,CH,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,LL,M,N,Ñ,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z.


Reverse Word Sort reverse_sort

This is so that you can sort words by suffix. The order is determined by word endings, not word beginnings. You will therefore find all the -ing forms together.


Word Length Sort word_length_sort

This is so that you can sort words by their length (1-letter, 2-letter, etc up to 50-letter words) Within a set of equal-length words, there's a second, alphabetical sort.


Consistency Sort

Press the "Texts" header to re-sort the words according to their consistency.


See also:  Concord sort, KeyWords sort, Editing entries; Accented characters; Choosing Language