Is there any way I can move the entries around to be in the correct order or do I have to reenter them in the right order?
Batch [M36M-Z3c] for US, Missouri, Various Counties- Obituaries, 1880-1990
NOA of Mesa
It's not possible to move the entries around.
It's important that information from each news clippings is not combined with information from similar articles.
Each clipping should be indexed with the Deceased first and then the others in order that they appear. It is desirable to do it correctly. But if there are errors in the order of all the others, the researcher will never know.
I cannot open the shared batch. Yes, you can re-order Entries but the method may seem different. It depends where the Entries begin to be out of order. You can add an Entry (the entry boxes with + icon in the menu bar - left of the trashcan icon):
before the first entry
after the current entry
or after the last entry
So you have to figure where you need to add entries.
Does this help?
In the old days (before web indexing), you could reorder existing records. Now, your only choice is to delete and re-enter. (Or leave it in an ugly, mal-ordered state that is hard to review.)
In the desktop indexing, re-ordering was often necessary during arbitration. Things had to be lined up just right to compare the entries.
With the web indexing program, we always try to do things in order, but it's not crucial to the task of making an index. Our index brings researchers to records. When they get to the record, they don't know in what order the information was indexed.
You just have to index one obituary at a time. Even if they are not in order, I index each of them making sure I have not forgotten to index one. Order is not important when they are scattered on the image.
Thanks for your comments and answers on what you do. It's just hard to review if they are not in some kind of order.