Tim, All kate/kwrite are two of the crown jewels of tde. It would be nice to improve things as this project goes along. One simple idea is to provide the kate->tools->sort feature to kwrite. Is this the type of thing that warrants a feature request on the bug tracker to make sure it doesn't get lost or is there some other etherpad or tool that would be better. My .02 is it should go in the tracker as pads seem to come and go. -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.