When a narrative report is generated, the report automatically places the Family Fact Types in which the Person is a Principal (is either the husband or wife) at the end of the narrative for that person, regardless of how the facts have been sorted in the Person view using Sort Dates.
I would like to be able to create a narrative report that uses the fact sequence by sort date, so that I can control the narrative completely.
There have been other requests for an option whereby narrative reports would have more of a timeline feel to them so that (for example, you would have "birth, marriage, death, and burial" rather than "birth, death, burial, and marriage" as we do now. Explained that way, I suppose one could argue that the "birth, death, burial, and marriage" sequence doesn't make much sense. But in the context of the structure of narrative reports, the non-timeline sequence makes sense because there is sort of an "individual narrative" for each individual and a "family narrative" for each family.
I have a hard time picturing what a purely timeline oriented report would look like. For example, if you have a person's "birth, marriage, death, and burial" followed by their spouse's "birth, marriage, death, and burial", how do the children fit into the report? And how do multiple spouses with children with each spouse fit into the report?