Sorting by surname??

I’ve been slowly compiling something like a commonplace book, from scraps of paper and notebooks. However, I realize that some of them are listed under author name as I wrote it (e.g. Bill Bryson, W C Fields etc) and I would really like to be able to sort under the surname (without having to go to each RTF file and rename it!).

Is there something I can do to achieve this? Scripting or regex or something? Any ideas to explore are most welcome.


It’s not possible to do an alpha sort on internal characters (unless they were in the continuum, like car before cat).

Technically, it would be possible to produce different sorts, like to a text file on your Desktop but doing a sort on the contents of a group and displaying it would require renaming the files.

Thanks. It’s what I feared, but it is what it is. I can still search through content and that’s the most important thing. :slight_smile:

No problem.