Make indexing faster
I love indexing, but find it tedious to keep typing the same things over again, such as Record Location. Would it be possible for you to make those fields prepopulate like dates and surnames when one types a few appropriate key strokes?
That is available on some projects, but I haven't seen that in a while. When that occurs, there is a popup before the indexing screen that says something to the effect that when you start typing a location, it will auto populate--i.e. guess--the location and 99.8% of the time, it's right. The reason why this is not done on all projects is because you may have something like Middle District, Pennsylvania, United States on one image and Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States on another image in the same batch.
What you can do, if you know that a field will have the same value throughout the batch, like New Haven, Connecticut or a surname like Smith, is to do the following:
On your toolbar, locate this icon. It is the sixth from the right.
When you click on this (and make sure that you are in the field you want and it has the value), it will paste whatever is in that field through all the entries. I'm currently working on the Virginia birth records project and the surname is Bowen for the entire batch. I just click that button when I'm in the surname field in the first entry and Bowen is also in the surname field and the surname is taken care of.4
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
You can turn on the Auto Complete by clicking on Batch, then Settings, then Auto Complete. When you type in a few strokes, it will auto-complete. In addition of erutherford's suggestions, sometimes it is also convenient to use the keyboard shortcuts. All of those shortcuts can be found by clicking on the Help Tab.2
John Empoliti ✭✭✭✭✭
FYI. Other efficiency tools.1