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From: "myrnice" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG5.04 - children appearing out of order in descendant chart
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:17:44 -0500
If there is no birthorder flag for an individual, they are sorted by sort
date. You should not have any problem with what you are trying to do unless
there is a problem with TMG.
Have you looked at the options in File > Preferences > Tag Box? There is no
option to use the actual date for the sort, but you can determine where to
place undated tags and name tags.
"beth" wrote on Friday, November 15, 2002 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] TMG5.04 - children appearing out of order in descendant
> I never use the birth order flag, and in TMG4 Descendant charts I've run,
> siblings are ordered according to the sort date.
> If not already planned, I'd like an option to order them by sort date in a
> future release; I don't want to be forced to set the birth order flag on
> everyone in my dataset and I don't always have an actual date on events.
> thanks, beth
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: myrnice [mailto:]
> > Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 12:25 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG5.04 - children appearing out of order in
> > descendant chart
> > Beth
> > "beth" wrote on Friday, November 15, 2002 10:25 AM
> > Subject: [TMG] TMG5.04 - children appearing out of order in
> > descendant chart
> > > It seems that the descendant chart report is using actual birth date
> > > decide the order of siblings rather than sort date; children
> > with a blank
> > > actual date sort to the top. I don't see an option that lets me
> > > this.
> > >
> > > beth
> > I have sent an inquiry to the developers about this. It should be the
> > as in TMG 4.0d which is shown below. I can not find anywhere in
> > the TMG 5.0x
> > Help File a similar statement. I will let your know the result.
> > >From TMG 4.0d Help:
> > "Sorting Children On Reports
> > Children will appear in the order indicated by the Birthorder flag. If
> > values have been recorded for that flag, then the birth date will be
> > used, if known. If some children have a birth order value, but others
> > do not, then they will be sorted first by birth order number, then by
> > birth date."
> > Myrnice
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