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From: "Jerry Bryan" <>
Subject: Re: [GenSmarts] sort to do list
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 22:13:57 -0500
>Actually, what I wanted to know mainly is whether you can change the
>default sort of the To Do list? From Research Priority to Surname?
I don't think you can sort as you suggest. But you may get a similar effect
as follows. There is a little box labelled <=Search. If you simply place a
surname of your choice in the box, all other surnames will be omitted from
the display. Granted that you will have to put the surnames in the box one
at a time to process them, but I havne't found that much of a problem.
I'm more interested in a problem I will call "lack persistence of the
GenSmarts database". I don't know what else to call it. My RootsMagic
database contains about 40,000 names. If I tell GenSmarts to process my
entire RootsMagic database, I get several hundred thousand suggestions. No
matter how you filter the list, that's too many. So I make a RootsMagic
database that's a subset of my main data base and point GenSmarts to the
subset. However, I continue making my updates to my main RootsMagic
database as I work my way through the GenSmarts list of suggestions.
But occasionally, I will delete and rebuild my subset database so that it
contains all the new updates. Or I will create a second subset database to
work on for a while, and then go back to my first subset database. Any time
I manipulate the subset databases in this manner, GenSmarts seems to lose
all memory of what it has done before. I have to tell it all over again
which items have been Found, Not Found, etc. Is there a way to refresh
GenSmarts without it forgetting that certain items are Found, or Not Found,
or to be Ignored (or whatever)?
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