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#1 fswallow


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Posted 23 June 2004 - 09:47 AM

I have several places listed and would like to be able to combine them all at the same time to one listing instead of doing one at a time.
for example ;

Portsmouth Newport Co Rhode Island
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Isand
Portsmouth, Newport, Ri
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

I would like to click on all of them and change them to one format.

Frank Swallow

#2 Patricia


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Posted 23 June 2004 - 11:43 AM

You can change them to however you want them to read, but you must do them one at a time. Just EDIT and change one and OK. It will change it everywhere that listing was used. Then move on to the next one and change it to read the same was as the first one you edited, etc.

#3 Romer


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Posted 23 June 2004 - 12:06 PM

. . . perhaps a potential place list merge wish item?

#4 Alfred


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Posted 23 June 2004 - 01:48 PM

When they are identical they will merge automatically.

Edit the one you want to retain first, just highlight the place name and press [Ctrl]-[c] to copy it to the clipboard.

Open each of the others one at a time, highlight the place name and press the [Ctrl]-[v] key combination to paste the clipboard contents in there.

With an automatic merge??

Would you want "St Lukes Church Cemetery, Jamestown, Smith, PA"
to merge with "St Lukes Church Chapel, Jamestown Smith, PA"?

Someone got burried in the first and someone got married in the latter,

-- On second thought, they are nearly the same thing biggrin.gif

#5 deb750



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Posted 24 June 2004 - 09:22 PM

Alfred, at times I would agree with you about your example being the same.