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Marty, my experience with locking/unlocking is this: in plot view,
click on one of the plots so that it is "pink", click on Edit, uncheck
"Lock" by clicking it, and repeat process for the other two plots.
If they are locked one on top of another, it may be useful to go to
Text view, find one of the entries, and then go to Plot view and click
Edit, and uncheck "lock", repeating for each of the entries which need
to be unlocked. Hope this will be helpful.
Three deeds are locked together incorrectly. What can be done to disconnect them? I have tried the toggle command "lock" in the edit menu (several times) and even deleted the lock verbiage in the text view, but nothing so far has allowed these triplets to separate.
Marty Hiatt, CGRS
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I am creating map annotations to label rivers, etc. Is it possible
to lock them into place? I selected the appropriate map, created
the annotion and placed it, but when I try to lock it this option
is greyed out. Am I doing something wrong?
Date sorting handles a number of common date formats, e.g.
March 13, 1898
13 Mar 1898
If it isn't a recognized format it, e.g. 13Mar1898, it will not be sorted.
ID's aren't assumed to be numbers. They're sorted as regular words. If
entered numbers you might want to enter leading zeroes, e.g. 001, 002, etc.
That will force the sorting to be correct.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [DMU] sorting
> Garry, the "sort" tool works very well for me. I have dates entered as
> yyyy.mm.dd, so that form may change the result. In the instance of the
> Re field, I have entered the information with the acres first, then
> the location. The result is that the first digit determines the
> results in the sorting operation. Hope I have understood your question
> Marilyn Symonds
> Garry Brown wrote:
> > I'm confused. The "sort" tool works great on the Item column and on
alphabetic fields. It gives me really strange results if there are numeric
data in the field like dates or ID numbers. Is there a limitation to
Alphabetic sorts other than the ID column?
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Thanks very much, Steve. I appreciate the suggestion concerning the
line color for the original "parent" deed. I was planning to fill the
"offspring" parcels with different colors.
Steve Broyles wrote:
> Garry's referring to the fact that the parcels are platted in order of their "item number", or order of appearance in the deed file. As long as the original large deed was entered first, there's no difficulty assigning fill colors to the smaller descendant deeds. If the large deed was entered after the division deeds, then the fill color of the large deed will cover over the fill color of the division deeds.
> By the way, as an alternative to filling the original deed, I've recently been using a different line color for the original deed. You can also experiment with bold or thick line style too.
I'm confused. The "sort" tool works great on the Item column and on alphabetic fields. It gives me really strange results if there are numeric data in the field like dates or ID numbers. Is there a limitation to Alphabetic sorts other than the ID column?
Garry S Brown
Yes. Using color coding can be really useful but there is a problem with
it. It is a little difficult to control which color is actually dislayed.
You cannot simply designate the color you want. You have to cut and paste
to change the item number of the deed. The latest or largest item number
for the plot is the one whose color is displayed. It's not real difficult
just one more step. This is a good candidate for an improvement in the next
version. (Hear that Steve Broyles?)
Garry S Brown
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 10:10 AM
Subject: [DMU] Use of color in "offspring parcels"
> Has anyone used color to differentiate the parcels which result when
> the parent parcel is conveyed in pieces?
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Thanks much Steve. I am engaged in the same maneuvers as those you
described. However, in view of some troublesome entries, I supposed
there might be a magic trick to get the parcels to the right places.
So, I appear to be on the right track, just a bit spatially
Steve Broyles wrote:
> I don't use labels or annotations on parcels as an aid to placement. I use the Table View sorted by To, plus the Filter to locate candidate parcels owned by the neighbors mentioned in a deed. I use the filter on creek names also. If the creek name can be located, I tend to drop the parcels for a creek somewhere along the creek. Once a number of parcels are located on the waters of the correct creek, I use Display Corners+Lines+Area to compare corner and line descriptions and start to fit them together. Meader lines are always helpful in fitting the parcels to the map and to each other. If the watercourse can't be found, I build up a neighborhood off-map until I have enough clues to determine its actual location. There's no one single thing I do to fit the parcels together. Each situation is a little different.
A question regarding the use of labels in the placing of plots (metes
and bounds jurisdiction) on maps: do those of you who have had the
experience of placing "a number" of plots (perhaps more than 20) find
it helpful to include certain labels in the deed entries in order to
fit the pieces together? If so, which label(s) did you find most
helpful to the process? And is there a step-by-step process any of you
follow in placing deeds?
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