indexing data order
Often when doing a batch of many items, it would be more convenient if the data lines were in a different order.
For example the one I just completed had: Surname, Prefix, Given Names, Event Year, Age, Sex.
In this particular case, prefix, age, and sex were always blank and the Event year was always the same year. So for ease of entering data the following order would have been better:
Surname, Given Name, Event Year, Prefix, Age, Sex. With this order, "ctl d" could have been used to quickly complete the last four items after entering them one time.
It is easy to change the order of the line items, so the question is: is it okay to change the order of the line items in the template?