#801 Original (file) order and manual re-ordering (no sorting!)

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nobody
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2012-11-29
2012-11-29
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It is a real issue that JabRef doesn't provide an option to display the items in the original order from the file. We don't want to see the items sorted by anything, just as they are. Moreover, whenever this option is enabled, we should be able to re-order the items manually.

Adding a custom field and adding it to the table is not an option because each user sharing the file in SVN would have to modify settings in JabRef.

Discussion

  • I believe you get the original ordering by turning off all sort criteria in the table (you click once to get odering by the column, once again to reverse the ordering, and another time to turn it off).

    To preserve the ordering of entries in the file, you can choose "Save entries in their original order" in Options -> Preferences -> File.