I tried to arrange this is ascending order, with the first column as the basis. in the past i could get it but in word 2013 i cannot e.g. 18.104.22.168.6.8 is a paragraph number but the program takes 22.214.171.124.6.8 right on top thinking that it is a numerically larger number
could you please assist on this
Answer When I sort this in Word 2013, whether I choose Text or Number, I get it in the desired order. I notice that Word defaults to sorting this as "Date" rather Text or Number, but that results in the order you show. To get 126.96.36.199.6.8 at the top, it would be necessary to sort in descending rather than ascending order. Are you sure you have set all the parameters correctly?
If the paragraph numbers are auto numbers or cross-references to auto numbers, they might behave differently.
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