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ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Move Index Options from Tools to Index Button Bar

ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Move Index Options from Tools to Index Button Bar

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Nov 2012 5:50PM GMT
ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Move Index Options from Tools to Index Button Bar

I made this request today:

http://ancestry.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_er4cyPjj5BJKIZf

There is a button bar at the top of the Index on the Family Tab of the People Workspace. It has two buttons:

1 - Go to Home person
2 - Select choice of columns for dates

There is then a section of choices for the index under Main Menu > Tools > Options > Names tab, which gives options for how names are to be presented or included in the index, giving choices for using married names for women, treatemnt of aka names, whether to use titles or not.

I request the Options at Tools > Options be moved to a button on the Index button bar. This button should "light up" if a choice is made there. It is "hidden" and out of the way for beginners - and choices made there can be forgotten. Having this option in the button bar is more convenient and would be more findable for more people who might miss these options altogether in the Tools > Options area. Having it "light up" would put a person on notice that they have selected one of those options.

I turn married names for women on and off repeatedly during a work session. It would be more convenient to have that option in the button bar than drill down through menus to find it.

Re: ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Move Index Options from Tools to Index Button Bar

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 10:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I like this suggestion. I too toggle back and forth between married names and maiden names on the index list constantly when working with files. It would be nice if they also added an option for women to appear on the index under both maiden and married names.

Legacy software lets you show both married and maiden names and even has a little symbol in front of married names so you can easily distinguish which you are looking at.

I currently use multiple genealogy software packages because not one of them has all the features I am looking for. It is a real pain to keep transferring GedCom files back and forth.

Re: ENHANCEMENT REQUEST: Move Index Options from Tools to Index Button Bar

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 2:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
All name alternatives including name changes, spelling differences, married names, names used before adoption, stage names, names with and without prefixes (General, Prince, Dr. etc) should be included in the index. People with multiple surnames a custom found in Spain, Portugal, South American, people with no surname but who should still be indexed under something other than blanks (I have 1000's of these), people with unknow surnames should be index differently.
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