At 19:42 07/07/2018 +0000, Ted Zimmer wrote:
Microsoft Word allows sorting in a table by date, ...
Microsoft Word is apparently readily available. If you prefer it, why
not use it?
... but apparently LO Writer does not.
This is not apparent to me.
Am I correct?
I think not.
Is there a way to do it?
Yup - but there are so many unknowns you will have to suck it and see.
o Do you have Tools | Options... | LibreOffice Writer | Table | Input
in tables | Number recognition ticked? This will affect whether data
entered is interpreted as genuine dates and not just as text. Try
this option if others fail for you.
o Have you given relevant table cells Date number formats?
o Do you have dates expressed in logical formats, such as day - month
- year or year - month - day, or the (illogical) USian standard month
- day - year? This may affect your ability to sort dates expressed as
text, but probably not if they have been properly formatted.
o What separators are you using: spaces, hyphens, dots, virgules
o Is your locale set appropriately for the date format you are using?
o Go to Table | Sort... . Experiment with Alphanumeric or Numeric
according to what data your table cells contain. Something should work.
I trust this helps.
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Re: [libreoffice-users] Writer: Sorting in a Table · Michael D. Setzer II
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