Make multiple spouses more obvious
Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:54 AM
I would like to request that it be a little more obvious that a person has multiple spouses or multiple parents. FO had it right next to the person on the family view display. I find it hard to remember to look on the top left corner to see if a person has more than one spouse. Maybe the box could turn bright red if there is more than one?
Posted 11 April 2005 - 11:24 AM
Also, the spouse displayed by default should be the "Preferred" spouse, not necessarily the first one.
Posted 11 April 2005 - 12:17 PM
If I go from myself to my grandfather, his spouse is his first wife, my grandmother.
If I go from one of my half cousins to my grandfather, his spouse is his second wife, their grandmother.
Family Origins had no indication on the Tree View screen that a person had multiple spouses. You could click the down arrow and see the familie(s) of that person, as you can by right clicking and selecting "View family..." or clicking on "Spouses:" in RootsMagic.
Posted 14 April 2005 - 05:53 PM
FO made it very obvious when a person had multiple spouses (in Family View). Maybe there could be a little box with a number next to the person's name that shows the number of spouses they had?
Posted 15 April 2005 - 05:35 AM
Posted 15 April 2005 - 09:32 AM
I don't know how you would do it in the descendants view, but a small down arrow or something to the right of the name in the family and pedigree views might be nice.
In the descendants view, maybe a number for the spouse, just after the plus sign,
+1 Mary Jane Smith
+2 Joyce Jones
To get it right, it needs more thought.
Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:21 PM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 01:29 PM
Just add another marriage fact for them, dated after the death or divorce that ended of the other family unit.
Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:29 PM
Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:59 PM
Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:27 PM
You can right click on any person in any of the main views and then click 'view family' and see the parents, siblings spouses and children. And you can select any one of them, except the mother, and go to them. (The Parents are listed together and clicking on either one of them, anyplace on their line, takes you to the father.)
Posted 31 May 2005 - 02:07 PM
|All you have to do is look in the little window to the left of the highlighted person's main information window, and RM tells you if there were multiple spouses. You can then either view them, or switch between them by clicking on the down arrow. Just a new routine to get used to.|
It is very easy to not notice which person your cursor is sitting on.
FO showed the multiple spouse situation no matter where your cursor was sitting, and it was large and noticeable, not a tiny note in the corner. I would REALLY like it if that was back. No, it's not the end of the world, but it is an annoyance at times.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:25 PM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:33 PM