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Sort children by birth order.

Sort children by birth order.

Posted: 6 Oct 2012 11:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi
I am not able to sort children by birth order, in the family group view.
The buttons do not appear to be active.
If I hover the curser over them, they give the appropriate detail, ie; move the child up, down or sort by birth date.
The buttons are not 'pronounced' and nothing changes when they are clicked.
Any Ideas Please.
The only way current is to remove and re-enter!

Re: Sort children by birth order.

Posted: 7 Oct 2012 10:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Please always advise what version of FTM for Mac that you are using?

I will guess that you are using FTM for Mac 2 that has the blended families feature.

Blended families and Children sort both work on the same data items, so to get the children's sort to work, you must first temporarily turn off the blended families.

Then sort your children either with the sort button or the up and down arrows

Note the Data Errors Report can find all children out of birth order, Errors to Include.

When you have sorted your children you can turn the blended families back on

You do not have to remove and re-enter and it is definitely NOT the current way to do it.

See also http://ftm.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5440/kw/Sort...

John D

Re: Sort children by birth order.

Posted: 7 Oct 2012 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks!
Having been frustrated by this for some time.
I posted it, and within the next half hour found the solution amongst other posts. It may actually have been yourself that had offered the remedy.
Thanks Again !!!
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