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#1 cswhite1968

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:54 PM


Does anyone know how to rearrainge the tag order. My dilema is when viewing an individual in the person view, if the date of death is entered but not a date of burial because it is unknown; the burial tag appears above the death tag. I'm looking to have the burial tag below the the death tag even if the date is unknown.

Thanks - Chris

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#2 Terry Reigel

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:30 PM



You sequence tags by adding a Sort Date to Tags that don't have a date, or that you want to appear out of date order. You must be in Advanced Data Entry mode to see Sort Dates. You change to that in Preferences > Program Options > Data Entry.


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#3 Virginia Blakelock

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:53 AM

Note there is an option in one of the Preferences to sort the burial date after the death date.



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#4 Michael Hannah

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 01:27 PM



The sort date is the TMG feature explicitly created to deal with situations like this.  Where I have a Death date but no known Burial date, I always use whatever I have entered as a date for the Death, even if it is only approximate.  The Burial "Date" will be blank, but I will enter in the Burial "Sort Date" whatever is the Date in the Death tag (e.g. "c Jul 1730") but with a question mark '?' appended (i.e. "c Jul 1730?") which will force the Burial tag to sort after the Death tag.


The Dates section of the "Data Entry" chapter in my book more fully explains the details of using the question mark as a date modifier.


The Sort Date is the essential tool in specifying an order for multiple tags whose Date fields all contain the same date.  As examples, see also the Dates section of the "Data Entry" chapter in my book, especially the details of all Sort Date modifiers and their sort order.


You might also check out the "Set Sort Dates" feature in TMG Utility to automatically set meaningful Sort Dates for tags whose Dates and Sort Dates are blank.


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#5 cswhite1968

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:47 PM

Thank you everyone for your responses and sorry for the late thank you. I got anyway from my research for a couple of weeks and forgot about this. - Chris

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