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Shared Events - Sort Witnesses by Consanguinity plus Name #sharedevent
The WitnessOrder field in WitnessTable controls the order of output in the display of witnesses and in narrative reports but RootsMagic 7 provides no control for it.
This script modifies the WitnessOrder values so that they are sorted:
- Primary: Consanguinity of witness to reference person used by the RootsMagic SET RELATIONSHIPS function
- Secondary: Alphabetical order of the primary name of each person, including those not in a tree.
Clearing the relationships prior to execution results in a purely alphabetical sort.
It sets negative values in WitnessOrder so inspection of the WitnessTable readily reveals those set by the script.
|Example of the WitnessTable modified by the script with negative values under WitnessOrder.|