I'm attempting to create a word template to generate picture sheet for registrants of events with their picture and name. The document layout has 5 columns each with a single table cell with the picture and name in it. I understand the limitations as far as sorting goes for word templates and have created a second table column with an invisible copy of the registrants name, which I can then use to sort alphabetically once generated.

This works well EXCEPT that the names are now VERTICALLY alphabetical. This isn't a deal-breaker but it is pretty odd for the user to use. I'm trying to add a section break so that each section essentially has room for one table cell and will place the next cell in the proceeding column in the section, i.e., immediately next to it. However, it seems like when using repeating content controls these section breaks just get pushed down so this plan doesn't work.

Does anyone have a suggestion for creating a picture sheet listed alphabetically by row?

My template:

Generated document sorted alphabetically by column (note the section break pushed to the end):