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Master Lists Cleanup



This screen is reached by choosing File Maintenance > Master Lists Cleanup from the File tab on the Ribbon bar.


Remove Abandoned Information   
You can have unused entries removed from any or all of the master lists maintained by Legacy.  For example, abandoned entries can happen in the Surname List if you were to delete all the people with a certain surname from the family file. That surname would still remain in the master list as an unreferenced name. You can have Legacy run through the Surname List to remove any names that are not being pointed to. This is most often the case if you entered a misspelled name and then later corrected it. "Smiht" could end up in the list, taking up room, and never be referenced.

  To remove abandoned information from lists:
1. Select the lists you want to clean up by clicking on the checkbox next to each list name.  (You can select all the lists by clicking Set All.)

Keep/Restore Original Values   
Legacy starts with a few built-in lists. These include common Source Types, Event Definitions, Marriage Statuses, Child Statuses, To-Do Categories, and Temple Names. When purging unused items from master lists, you will probably want to keep the original default entries even though they have not been used yet.

  To restore master lists to their original contents:
1. Select the lists you want to restore by clicking on the checkbox next to each list name.  (You can select all the lists by clicking Set All.)

Combining Duplicate Entries   
While cleaning up the master lists in your family file you can have any duplicate entries combined into one.

  To combine any duplicate entries in the master lists:
1. Select the lists you want to combine duplicates within by clicking on the checkbox next to each list name.  (You can select all the lists by clicking Set All.)
When you have selected all the lists you want to clean up, click Proceed.

Note:  The settings for the Master List Cleanup screen are saved in a file called Compact.usr in the [My Documents]\Legacy Family Tree\_AppData\Usr\ folder.

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