The main project at RootsMagic right now is rewriting RM to also work on a Mac for version 7.
So, don't expect there to be any changes in the way Indexes sort any time soon.
Also, just because we suggest changes does not mean RM is obligated to make them. The suggested changes may or may not be made or not made in the same way we invisioned them.
TMG users that are evaluating RootsMagic should evaluate it as it is today. Not evaluate it on what they think it will be or wish it to be in the future.
OK. Laura, I seem to have offended you. I'm sorry, that was not my intention. I haven't asked for a change to the way Indexes sort. I'm just asking that users be allowed an option to allow the Prefix/Title to be displayed last. I understand this problem only applies to those who have ancestors with lengthy titles. This problem would apply to 100s of 1000s of genealogists. I have no way of knowing how many are using RM, or how many of those might want to use RM. Perhaps it would be better if I just used TomH's utility. Then we could drop discussion of item #1, and it could be removed from the list Renee submitted. I have hesitated using TomH's utility because I can't undo it once it's done.
I never thought RM was obligated to make these changes. I entitled my thread "Wish List" not "RM better make these changes or else". There have been people who agreed with me: #3-Jerry, (sort of) #2. Jerry, #8 & #9-Mike M, 1-13, Helmut. If RM wants to attract more TMG refugees, adding these changes would help. Sooner rather than later might help in that regard. This is an observation, not a demand. (Helmut is an example of a TMG refugee who would become an RM user if these changes were made. How long will those like Helmut hover out in the void?)
Laura, I understand what you are saying about the Descendants View, and I will use that and the other Views. Again, my #13 View suggestion was intended to streamline the Views, making them less 'clicky'. There is only a small bit of information or functionality missing from each View. I wish I could attach a screen shot of my TMG customized View, but I can't. I would give more specifics, but I hesitate to do so. I don't want to cause further upset. Renee, If RM decides to make any of the changes on my "Wish List", perhaps they could contact me directly for specifics? (I would like to make sure they understand exactly what I'm suggesting.)
I apologize to any I have offended. I only meant to suggest improvements, not stage a coup. These changes might also help attract users from other programs, or genealogy newbies, as well. Some of these are key reasons I chose TMG. RM must have wanted to attract TMG users or they wouldn't have written the direct TMG import. Adding these suggestions, I think, would be of benefit to all. Perhaps the benefits can only be fully appreciated when they've been experienced.