An email to one of Legacy's mailing lists this morning provided a great use of the Index View columns. Mary wrote:
One of the columns I've set up in the Index view shows the relationship to me (if any), of each person in my database. It's a very quick way to see if I'm related to a particular person or family and I use it constantly. In fact, I've come to rely on it so much, I think I'd be lost without it.
Legacy Family Tree's Index View is the alphabetical listing of everyone in your family file. Here, you can display up to 15 different columns of information. The default columns display the RIN, Full Name, Sex, Birth Date, Birth Place, Death Date, and Death Place. To add a new column, follow these steps:
- In the Index View, click once on any of the column headings. This opens the Index View Columns screen.
- There are 15 openings for information. To add a new column, click on the button with 3 dots.
- Here, there are 104 different fields from which to choose. Click on the desired field, then click Select. The new field now appears in the list. The fields can be arranged using the arrows in the lower right.
- Click Close. The new field(s) now appear in the Index View.
If, after adding the new field, it is not visible, click on the right arrow at the bottom to scroll to the right. After scrolling to the right, you might not be able to see all the information on the left, such as the name. The solution to this problem is one of Legacy's greatest secrets. Watch the video for the "rest of the story."
(Click on the image below for a larger view.)