I'm so glad Donna asked this question. Knowing the answer will give you a lot more room in Legacy's Family View. She asked,
"What does the bracket [ ] with a number in the middle after each person's name mean? Possible to delete these brackets?"
I believe Donna is referring to the numbers that appear after each person's name in the Family View. Click on the image below to see these numbers.
These numbers represent each person's RIN.
RIN = Record Identification Number
These numbers are automatically added by Legacy. Some people like 'em, some don't. Viewing these RINs in the Index View may make it easier to differentiate two people with the same name. You can also use a little-known Legacy shortcut to quickly navigate to a person in the Family View by pressing the G button, then entering their number (little known trick #1).
To simplify what you see in the Family View, you can turn off the display of these RINs by going to:
Options > Customize > View tab > Display Numbers on Names section
and make sure there is not a checkmark next to "On Family View and Pedigree View." The Family View will now look like:
Do you miss the extra numbers? I don't. But if you want to quickly see the numbers, all you have to do is look in the far lower right of the screen:
H = Husband's RIN
M = Marriage RIN
W = Wife's RIN
These numbers are always available here.
Hidden tip: click on the tiny + sign next to one of the numbers and Legacy will display the person with the next highest RIN. Now right-click on the same + sign and Legacy will go in reverse. (I discovered this right-click tip as I was writing this paragraph...always something new that we can learn...little known trick #2.)
Maybe all Donna was looking for was a simple Yes or No answer, but I just couldn't help myself.