export households from ward directory?

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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby scottlynnrichards » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:31 am

As Ward building cleaning coordinator I can't make my assignments without a digital list of ward members. Could someone please help by providing a solution to get access to the export again.

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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby aebrown » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:46 am

scottlynnrichards wrote:As Ward building cleaning coordinator I can't make my assignments without a digital list of ward members. Could someone please help by providing a solution to get access to the export again.

As you can read in this post, access to the export on the Directory on LDS.org was intentionally removed for everyone except bishoprics, stake presidencies, and clerks. You won't be getting access to that export again.

As that linked post also says, if you need access to membership lists for your calling, you'll need to contact your ward clerk.

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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby arick » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:15 am

Given the fact that providing the capability to export a ward list was intentionally removed sometime in 2007, wouldn't it be a good idea to update the online help text to reflect the fact that this functionality is restricted by calling?

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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby arick » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:24 am

If you trace this thread back far enough, it was reported that this feature was intentionally restricted to certain callings.
It would appear that, due to legal issues in certain countries, this features availability to the general membership will probably occur on the first patch following the rapture.
A correction to the online help text, that states the limitation of this feature to certain callings, will probably be available immediately after this restriction has been removed.

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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby jdlessley » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:09 am

arick wrote:Given the fact that providing the capability to export a ward list was intentionally removed sometime in 2007, wouldn't it be a good idea to update the online help text to reflect the fact that this functionality is restricted by calling?

Actually the change to restrict that capability was made in late 2013. The help documentation is suffering the lack of updates because the technical publications team was laid off in January 2013. Technical publications is suppose to be out sourced. What that really means to the community is there is no quick turn around for online help documentation. In fact we are seeing most of the help documentation become stagnated without any changes since the team was laid off.
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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby sueallen » Sun May 18, 2014 10:56 am

Either this option needs to be given to all members, or the Print Directory needs to allow printing in all black characters. Those gray phone numbers and email addresses are unreadable, even with the biggest font. I'm a female and therefore can't be given rights to be a clerk. Too bad.... I need a readable printed ward list for an older ward member who doesn't do computers much. Please fix this!

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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby russellhltn » Sun May 18, 2014 12:30 pm

sueallen wrote:Those gray phone numbers and email addresses are unreadable, even with the biggest font.

You may want to explore your print options for something that will fix this. If something is clearly visible on the screen, but not in print, then that seems to me to be a problem with the printer, not with the content.
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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby sueallen » Sun May 18, 2014 1:30 pm

They are almost as unreadable on the screen. Gray is NOT a good color for screens or printing. Please make it all black! Why have the gray at all? The bold family names and indented information are good distinguishers between families. I made the font as large as possible, but there is no choice to change colors.

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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby jdlessley » Sun May 18, 2014 4:01 pm

sueallen wrote:They are almost as unreadable on the screen. Gray is NOT a good color for screens or printing. Please make it all black!

On my computer it is all black. The only difference is that some of the font is bold and some of the font is normal. When printed the entire document is black font with bold and normal font. I do not see any gray.
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Re: export households from ward directory?

Postby jla59 » Sat May 31, 2014 4:59 pm

When printing the directory PDF, I've always had the same issue as sueallen with some info being too gray using a 1200 dpi laser printer set to print black and white. I end up resorting to third party software to edit the PDF.


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