Specify the following options:
Sort By determines which columns values will be used to sort the tables rows.
Order determines whether to sort the column alphabetically or numerically, and whether to sort it in ascending order (A to Z, lower numbers to higher numbers) or descending order.
When the contents of a column are numbers, select Numerically. An alphabetic sort applied to a list of one- and two-digit numbers results in the numbers being sorted as if they were words (resulting in ordering such as 1, 10, 2, 20, 3, 30) rather than being sorted as numbers (resulting in ordering such as 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 30).
Then By/Order determines the sorting order for a secondary sort on a different column. Specify the secondary-sort column in the Then By pop-up menu, and the secondary sort order in the Order pop-up menus.
Sort Includes the First Row specifies that the first row of the table should be included in the sort. If the first row is a heading that should not be moved, do not select this option.
Sort Header Rows specifies to sort all the rows in the tables
thead section (if any) using the same criteria as the body rows. (Note that
thead rows remain in the
thead section and still appear at the top of the table even after sorting.) For information about the
thead tag, see the Reference panel (select Help > Reference).
Sort Footer Rows specifies to sort all the rows in the tables
tfoot section (if any) using the same criteria as the body rows. (Note that
tfoot rows remain in the
tfoot section and still appear at the bottom of the table even after sorting.) For information about the
tfoot tag, see the Reference panel (select Help > Reference).
Keep all row colors the same after the sort has been completed specifies that table row attributes (such as color) should remain associated with the same content after the sort. If your table rows are formatted with two alternating colors, do not select this option to ensure that the sorted table still has alternating-colored rows. If the row attributes are specific to the content of each row, then select this option to ensure that those attributes remain associated with the correct rows in the sorted table.