Changing the preferred name online

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Changing the preferred name online

Postby brucebre » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:15 am

How do you change the preferred name on the website?

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Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:23 am

You can't it has to be done through the MLS system by your Ward Clerk.

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Postby brucebre » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:57 am

Is that a feature they plan to add at some time? I get emails (while I'm home) of people that want to change the preferred name and it would be a lot nicer if I could just change them.

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Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:12 am

I would guess that once Clerk resources is fully running on the internet that you should be able to do this then.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:16 am

That feature probably will be added at some point in the future for the clerk using the clerk portal, not the directory.

But the church rarely if ever gives a timeline or adjusts priorities based on end-user input.
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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby nathangg » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:51 pm

Can clerks make this change yet? (I'm an executive secretary and I don't see any options to change this)

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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby lajackson » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:41 pm

nathangg wrote:Can clerks make this change yet? (I'm an executive secretary and I don't see any options to change this)

I do not believe so yet online. You will need to use MLS on the clerk administrative computer. And I suspect you will need to be a clerk or assistant to do it online when it becomes available, although you may have been given MLS permissions now to do it.

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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby sbradshaw » Sun May 03, 2015 10:09 pm

With Leader and Clerk Resources 3.0 (coming late June) it will be possible for a clerk to edit preferred names online.
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Re: Changing the preferred name online

Postby scgallafent » Mon May 04, 2015 8:09 am

Name information (full and preferred names) can be edited online using LCR 2.8. Editing the name is limited to bishops and clerks. Counselors and executive secretaries cannot edit names.


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