Oweson Flynn

How can I sort a Bibliography alphabetically by author in Word 2007?

24 May 2010
24 May 2010 | |

I was writing a technical paper for a course I am studying for at university. Being a technical paper, I had to include all my references. I am using Microsoft Office Word 2007 (SP2) on Windows XP (SP3).

I added the references where necessary in the document by clicking on References->Inset Citation. The department requires that the references be numbered in the document, and be listed alphabetically in the Bibliography. So I set the style to ‚ÄėISO 690 ‚Äď Numerical Reference‚Äô. I then went to the end of the document, and created the Bibliography by clicking on ‚ÄėReferences->Bibliography‚Äô.

The Bibliography was created, but listed the citations in the order they appeared in the document, not in alphabetically, which is the required standard. I tried selecting the bibliography, and then tried sorting it, by clicking on ‚ÄėHome->Sort‚Äô, but got the error dialog box ‚ÄėThe content cannot be sorted because it is part of content control‚Äô.

My question is: How do I sort the Bibliography alphabetically by author?

Here is the bibliography as it appears in my document:
Bibliography
1. Levitt, SP. Software Development Methodologies, Analysis and Design – Course Homepage. School of Electrical and Information Engineering . [Online] April 2010. http://dept.ee.wits.ac.za/~slevitt/elen7045/assessment/elen7045-two-way-traffic.pdf.
2. Bruce, Kim, Danyluk, Andrea and Murtagh, Thomas. JAVA: An Eventful Approach. s.l. : Prentice Hall, August 2005.
3. blaqkhavok. Frogger Game – Java. [Online] May 2009. http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/topic/105030-frogger-game/.
4. Staff, 2001 South Central USA Regional Programming Contest. Frogger.java.txt. [Online] 2001. http://acm2001.cct.lsu.edu/solutions/Frogger/Frogger.java.txt.
5. Bodnar, Jan. Java 2D games tutorial. [Online] 2007. http://zetcode.com/tutorials/javagamestutorial/.
6. Harold, Elliotte Rusty. Test Driven Development With Eclipse. [Online] December 2005. http://www.ibiblio.org/java/slides/weekend/testdriven/Test_Driven_Development_With_Eclipse.html.

I want it to look like this:
Bibliography
3. blaqkhavok. Frogger Game – Java. [Online] May 2009. http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/topic/105030-frogger-game/.
5. Bodnar, Jan. Java 2D games tutorial. [Online] 2007. http://zetcode.com/tutorials/javagamestutorial/.
2. Bruce, Kim, Danyluk, Andrea and Murtagh, Thomas. JAVA: An Eventful Approach. s.l. : Prentice Hall, August 2005.
6. Harold, Elliotte Rusty. Test Driven Development With Eclipse. [Online] December 2005. http://www.ibiblio.org/java/slides/weekend/testdriven/Test_Driven_Development_With_Eclipse.html.
1. Levitt, SP. Software Development Methodologies, Analysis and Design – Course Homepage. School of Electrical and Information Engineering . [Online] April 2010. http://dept.ee.wits.ac.za/~slevitt/elen7045/assessment/elen7045-two-way-traffic.pdf.
4. Staff, 2001 South Central USA Regional Programming Contest. Frogger.java.txt. [Online] 2001. http://acm2001.cct.lsu.edu/solutions/Frogger/Frogger.java.txt.

How do I achieve this?