On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 04:32:23PM -0800, TJMcK wrote:
>Martin, thanks for your response. I tried using this feature and I'm
>having some trouble...
I don't use it, and having played with it, I don't like it too much.
However, I have done some playing. You can do that too, if you set up a
testing database (family tree) with a few names in it. If you break
something there, it won't matter.
>When I click on override and enter a primary surname in the "group as"
>field, I get an option to either "group this name" OR "group all". 1) If I
>choose "group all", it appears that the option is not saved as the "group
>as" column remains blank.
Ignore it. That column doesn't show group alls, apparently.
This works for me:
Select override, enter your 'group as' token, select OK, choose between
'group this name' or 'group all'.
If it doesn't seem to be working, remove your modifications, e.g.
override Smith to Smith with 'group all', and start again.
>And 2) if I choose "group this name", the name that I specified in the
>"group as" field IS saved and shows in the column, BUT shouldn't that
>new "group as" name show up in the person view, sorted with the other
>surnames (shown in red)? Because I can't find it.
I don't know if I understand your problem (no red in my display), but
the 'group as' token isn't an additional name, it's an organisational
There are two variants for the person listing, 'person view' and 'person
tree view'. The latter shows grouping. Select it from the View menu.