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#1 reborrell

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 08:35 AM

Is there any way to sort the way an individual's facts are displayed?

 

Everything is sorted according to date, which is fine most of the time.

 

However on some people I have various other facts, including multiple versions of the same "fact" type of a person.

 

For instance, let's say I have 4 different Alt Name facts for a person.  It would be helpful to be able to press the top of the FACTS column and have all entries sort alphabetically.  With some people I might have 20 different "FACTS" listed.  I would speed some things up.



#2 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:33 AM

The way to accomplish this is with sort dates. For example, suppose John Doe was born on 12 Jan 1850 and that he had a lot of Alternate Names you wish to display in a particular order. Assign his Birth fact a sort date of 12 Jan 1850-1. Then assign his Alternate Names sort dates of 12 Jan 1850-2, 12 Jan 1850-3, etc.

 

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#3 Nettie

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Jerry for giving the way around suggestions. 


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#4 TomH

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 12:13 PM

While not specifically addressing the order of undated Alternate Names, this may be of some interest to you: 

Dates – Same Day Sort Order

 

and this

Facts – Sort Order Problems

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