Sort Tasks Sub-Menu
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If you have not already done so, please read the User Guide article on Sorting.
Adding Sort Tasks
Since we may often sort and re-sort a particular datafile in different ways, such as sorting a customer datafile by Last Name,/First Name
, or by Company Name
, or by Zip Code
, it's nice to be able to save such a sort task and repeat it by selecting it from a menu. This is the purpose of the Sort Tasks
The freeform datafile sorting dialog and the field-based datafile sorting dialog each have an Add to Sort Tasks Menu
checkbox and a Sort Task Name:
text field at the bottom of the dialog window.
Once you have selected the desired sorting options, you can select the
checkbox and type a task name into the text field, just before clicking
Removing Sort Tasks
If you decide that you no longer need a particular sort task in the sub-menu, you can remove it:
1. Hold down the option
2. Select the task in the Sort Tasks
3. Release the option
You may also want to do this if you decide that a sort task needs a
better name. Just remove it and add it back under the new name.