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David Potter
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Media Display Sort Sequence

Post by David Potter » 29 Nov 2017 20:22

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In the Source > Media display window. Is it possible to always sequence the display of media files strictly by Preferred #? I see when I have images with differing media dates the date sort value overrides the Preferred # sort order upon opening the screen. See screen shot - where Pref # = 1 has date of Q2 1956 (although the Q2 is not displayed). If I set the sequence using the Pref # column and exit. On return the date sequence again takes precedent.

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Re: Media Display Sort Sequence

Post by tatewise » 29 Nov 2017 20:47

I am not aware of any option that governs the order of Media on the Media tab for any type of Property Box.

BTW:
I do find your screenshot a little confusing.
You appear to have three Media records with identical Titles and two have the same Date of 22 Dec 1956.
May be the Source Citation or Burial Event has a date of Q2 1956 but none of those Media have that Date.
Furthermore, Q2 1956 runs from April to June and does not include December.
If you check the Property Box of each Media record each Date will be as shown in the screenshot.
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Re: Media Display Sort Sequence

Post by DavidNewton » 29 Nov 2017 20:52

Although not the same situation this does sound like the discussion in Media preferences (14503).
David

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Re: Media Display Sort Sequence

Post by David Potter » 29 Nov 2017 21:26

Hi Mike

Sorry for the confusion. I used the date Q2 1956 purely to illustrate the differing dates are then sorted in some 'date' order. The Pref # is ignored.

Thank you for the answer.

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Re: Media Display Sort Sequence

Post by David Potter » 29 Nov 2017 21:31

Thanks David - That link helped me find the solution. Basically don't date the media if already dated in the source. Then the Pref # has control over the displayed sequence.

Thank you both.

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