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Preferred name for children

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Preferred name for children

#1Postby clintsinger » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:51 am

Hi,

I was talking to my Ward Clerk today and he mentioned that when he adds a preferred name to a child, there is no way to save it. i.e. the save button stays grayed out.

Is this a bug or something that was never enabled for the MLS system?

We have a number of families from other countries, such as China, where their given name isn't the same as their English name. For adults this isn't a problem because we can give them a preferred name. We would like to be able to do the same for children.

Cheers,
Clint

P.S. I haven't tried it myself because I don't have permissions so I am just going by what my somewhat computer illiterate Ward Clerk is telling me.
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#2Postby russellhltn » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:01 pm

Playing with my test copy, the only time I can't get a "save" button is if something required is not filled in.

I suppose it's possible that a required field wasn't filled in at CHQ, but now that he's editing the record, he has to fill it in to save it.
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#3Postby clintsinger » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:25 pm

I'll walk through with him next time to get more details. Perhaps he is doing something wrong.
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#4Postby russellhltn » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:09 pm

If the "Save" button is grayed out, have him look for highlighted fields. By default, the color is yellow, but each user can change that for their login.
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