Adding new individuals
Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:56 AM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 04:20 PM
Perhaps the screen can be made larger, with scroll bars to maneuver up and down in order to enter (all?) facts at the time. However, facts requiring more than just date and place would need additional fields to be added to the screen (plus sort date, etc.) if the Edit Fact screen were to be completely avoided.
As to entering sex, I think your suggestion as to forcing a choice to be made (without the Unknown default) may be a good one. That way, its entry wouldn't be unintentionally missed.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:05 PM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:08 PM
Since most all individuals would be entered as male or female by most users, I thought it made sense for the sex field to remain blank when the screen first came up. The choices in the drop-down box would then be "Male", "Female", and "Unknown", with one of the choices being required for entry.
However, "Unknown" currently comes up automatically. As a result, if the user overlooks this field (easy to do, I must confess), "Unknown" is unintentionally assigned to the individual in question. Since most users wouldn't choose this setting, they'd need to change this item anyway, whether or not being forced to do so.
Hope this helps!