multi-select?

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multi-select?

Postby sasgrw » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:05 am

When printing tithing settlement info, if you select everyone, you get a warning that you should only print 50 statements at a time. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to easily select 50 at a time. I have to manually click on each name. Does multi-select not work? That is, most software/widgets let you click on one item then shift+click on another items further down the list and have everything in between selected. This doesn't work in MLS.

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Re: multi-select?

Postby jonesrk » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:34 am

In spite of the warning, I have printed the whole batch several times and never had a problem. Granted that it keeps the printer busy for a while.
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Re: multi-select?

Postby sasgrw » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:11 am

Yes, I ignore that warning too but that wasn't the point. There are lots of other times where I want to select a contiguous set of people but extended selection isn't supported.

Technically, I should have titled this post 'extended selection' instead of 'multi-selection' because MLS does support multi-select by checking the boxes next to various people's names. That's usually handled by holding Control down when you click but many people aren't aware of that so UIs often use the checkbox approach. However, using checkboxes shouldn't preclude one from clicking one name and then Shift+clicking another name and having all names in between become selected.

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Contiguous select

Postby jdlessley » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:18 pm

sasgrw wrote:There are lots of other times where I want to select a contiguous set of people but extended selection isn't supported.
I've run into that need several times also. I agree that feature would be a good idea to be included in MLS functionality. The last time that I could have used that functionality was also during the printing of tax statements. It wasn't because of the printer warning though. It was to print separately current ward members, former ward members (out of unit members), and nonmembers after a sort on the "type" column before printing.
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