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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Ordering Events with no dates
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 22:28:18 +0100
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Hi Bob,

You can use sort dates. Put the date between square brackets [4 feb 2005]
and Genbox will use it to sort the event etc. but will not print a date.
You can also use sort date with modifiers like "before" and "after"; in
combination with text ("during the great flood [12 April 1858]"); or in
combination with valid dates (to sort events that happened on the same day).
See helpfile for more examples.

You're can put children "in order" by dragging and dropping them on the
Summary-tab. However, in the current release of GB there are some problems
getting them to 'stick'. It appears the child list is ordered on the date
(triangle is in the dateheader) but in reality they are sorted on ID-nrs.
You need to click the dateheader first to get a real datesort of the
children, before you're able to drag them. In the next update this is fixed.

Gr. Wim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Warnock" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 9:00 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Ordering Events with no dates

> I have a number of people who had a liaison before getting married to
> someone else. In PAF these were entered in the date box as "Not Married"
> it is possible to "Order Spouses" even if there is no date for the event.
> But these now appear in GB after the later marriage, and this also happens
> in Reports. So how can I avoid divorce proceedings being taken and put
> events in the correct order? And I can see it might also happen with
> children where the order is known but no dates can be entered.
> Bob Warnock
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