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I did not take care of the alphabetical order when I was adding references to the bibliography. So I have a big list with references not ordered. Is there a way to do it automatically? I use

\bibliographystyle{plain}
 \def\cprime{$'$}
 \begin{thebibliography}{10}

 \bibitem{aza}
 A. Nash
 \newblock{\em Nice book }
 \newblock{ Springer}

\end{thebibliography}
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The basic answer must be "you have to do it by hand".

If you don't want to switch to BibTeX or biblatex/biber you have the following possibilities

  1. Write your own script which does the sorting.
  2. If you compile with LuaLaTeX you can write a lua function.
  3. You can use the string functions of expl3. But you also have to program.
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Yes there is a way to sort \bibitems in alphabetical order. Have a look at https://code.google.com/p/latex-bibitemstyler/, a nice little program that does this job like a charm.

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