Using Uppercase Surnames
Uppercase surnames are no longer considered a genealogy standard so if you have your surnames in all caps it will trigger a Potential Problems warning. However, there are many people that still prefer their surnames in uppercase. This is very easy to do in the Legacy Family Tree software.
1) Go to Options > Customize > Data Format. Scroll to Option 3.3 and make sure it is set to Uppercase. Click the Apply button over on the right to make sure that all of your surnames are in uppercase. Now click Save at the bottom.
2) Close the customization screens and go to Tools > Potential Problems. Click the Standardization tab. The very last entry is Surname Entered as All Caps. Make sure this box is UNchecked.
Now you are good to go.
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