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How do I sort text in writer? [closed]

asked 2013-04-14 11:56:17 +0100

updated 2015-10-31 02:24:37 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

In Libreoffice Writer 3.x it was possible to use the "sort" function of the "tools" menu after marking text. When I try to do this in Libreoffice the function is not available. How do I sort lines in a text file now?

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On my the sort function on the tools menu is visible but disabled until I select some lines to sort.

w_whalley gravatar imagew_whalley ( 2013-04-14 15:58:08 +0100 )edit

And if you select several paragraphs? My sorts text correctly

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2013-04-14 18:43:08 +0100 )edit

@0nickyet – any feedback welcome ...

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-05-01 12:05:50 +0100 )edit

Sort is disabled even when I select some lines.

jueshire gravatar imagejueshire ( 2013-05-01 13:17:50 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-05-01 13:28:20 +0100

Sorting function is neither missing nor hidden. It's disabled, regardless if text lines are selected or not. Filed bug #64110

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So "Sort..." is always shown grayed out?

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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-05-01 14:10:19 +0100 )edit

Yes, it's always grayed out. I'm very familiar with the tool, use it for sorting my bibliographies all the time - it simply doesn't work in this version.

jueshire gravatar imagejueshire ( 2013-05-02 07:46:34 +0100 )edit

fdo#64110 · Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2014-08-04 19:57:03 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-04-14 20:50:32 +0100

horst gravatar image

Same like w_whalley and JohnSUN works fine in and Check in Tools->Customize under Menus if "Sort.." is there in the Tools-Menue list. If not just add it. Maybe it got somehow deleted??

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answered 2013-04-14 15:43:09 +0100

qubit gravatar image

Hi @0nickyet,

Sounds like we've either hidden the sorting function in 4.0, or you've found a regression. If you don't get a good answer form the Ask site in the next week or so, please file a bug and provide a description of what worked in 3.x and doesn't work in 4.x. The QA Team will be happy to help you track down this issue!

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".


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