Monday, June 9, 2014

AQ: Adjusting Those Columns under Name List

Some things get confusing once in awhile and adjusting those columns under the Name List can be a little difficult if you are not used to manipulating items within Ancestral Quest.

The first step is to click on "Name List" and note the column headings and "Adjust Columns and Sorting":

One needs to click that button to open up the dialog box where you can adjust those column headings by removing, adding and re-ordering. Once clicked this is what it looks like:

General is usually where one will find the most used and requested columns so clicking that brings up a long list of possible column titles:

Notice there are 4 windows. The top left window has the available fields or "Column Headers", the section in the middle has 'greater than arrow' to move items from the right column to the left column and there is a 'less than arrow' that removes fields you don't want any longer.

Notice on the right side of the "Show Fields" the up and down bottons:

The highlighted item is also displayed in the bottom right where you are told how it will be sorted. The arrows give you the opportunity to re-order the way they appear in your family file. Once done you click OK. If you are satisfied than you are all set, if not, go back and re-order as you wish.

After working on my own name list, I came up with these as the column titles:

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Comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

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